NOVEMBER 2008

Rexam launches post-consumer prescription bottle

Rexam Prescription Products in the United States has developed and marketed the first liquid prescription oval made with 100% post-consumer recycled PET resin.

The pack is available in 2, 3, 4, 6, 8, 12 and 16 ounce sizes.

Pat O’Connell, vice president of sales, said, “Pharmacists and consumers have shown a preference for packaging using recycled material.”

The recycled oval meets the same government standards as its current virgin PET line, including United States Pharmacopeia requirements for light transmission and moisture permeation and the Consumer Product Safety Commission’s child-resistant and senior-friendly protocol requirements.

The pack will be available in November in retail pharmacies across the United States.