Proceedings of the First International Conference on Science, Engineering and Technology Practices for Sustainable Development, ICSETPSD 2023, 17th-18th November 2023, Coimbatore, Tamilnadu, India

Research Article

Exploring the Alternatives for Pharma Packaging Materials – Wealth from Waste Concept to Control Climate Changes

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  • @INPROCEEDINGS{10.4108/eai.17-11-2023.2342848,
        author={Aadhithya  M and Ajay  C and Shivani  T M and Gowshika  P and Sankar  V},
        title={Exploring the Alternatives for Pharma Packaging Materials -- Wealth from Waste Concept to Control Climate Changes},
        proceedings={Proceedings of the First International Conference on Science, Engineering and Technology Practices for Sustainable Development, ICSETPSD 2023, 17th-18th November 2023, Coimbatore, Tamilnadu, India},
        publisher={EAI},
        proceedings_a={ICSETPSD},
        year={2024},
        month={1},
        keywords={sugarcane bagasse wheat straw plastic global warming climate changes},
        doi={10.4108/eai.17-11-2023.2342848}
    }
    
  • Aadhithya M
    Ajay C
    Shivani T M
    Gowshika P
    Sankar V
    Year: 2024
    Exploring the Alternatives for Pharma Packaging Materials – Wealth from Waste Concept to Control Climate Changes
    ICSETPSD
    EAI
    DOI: 10.4108/eai.17-11-2023.2342848
Aadhithya M1,*, Ajay C1, Shivani T M1, Gowshika P1, Sankar V1
  • 1: PSG College of Pharmacy
*Contact email: aswiaadhi@gmail.com

Abstract

Plastic container pollution has escalated to a global catastrophe, contributing to climate change and global warming. During their entire life cycle, plastics contribute 3.4% of greenhouse gas emissions worldwide and have a large carbon footprint. Every stage of the burning process produces toxic emissions and contaminants into the surrounding air. If created plastic garbage is not properly handled and managed, it can have numerous negative effects on the environment after usage Fossil fuel-derived compounds are used to make plastics. These chemicals provide short- and long-term health risks, ranging from respiratory ailments to negative neurological impacts such as anxiety and panic attacks. The purpose of this review is to go over the lifecycle of several plastic goods, including as high-density polyethylene (HDPE), polypropylene (PP), and polyvinyl chloride (PVC-U), that are utilized in pharmacy packaging. The idea of wealth from waste is one such strategy for reducing the effects of plastic pollution on the climate. Burning waste materials like sugar bagasse and wheat straw grass releases dangerous and toxic gases into the atmosphere. These materials can be used as replacements to plastic bags and containers, respectively, reducing air pollution and thereby regulating climate change related health perspectives.