An overview of waste management in pharmaceutical industry
Muhammed Jaseem, Pramod Kumar and Remya Mariam John
Pharmaceutical waste management is an important part in pharmaceutical industries. Wastes are the unwanted materials which can no longer be used in the manufacturing processes that can eventually turn into hazardous or non hazardous material, to humans/environment. Management of the hazardous wastes is an integral part of pharmaceutical industries. Pharmaceutical wastes are in different forms mainly as strips, expired products, manufacturing wastes etc. It comes from various sectors in the health care system including pharmaceutical developers and manufactures, hospitals, individual physicians and all those who are involved in the health care system. Different regulatory bodies are participating to prevent pharmaceutical pollutions such as environmental protection organizations, law enforcement agencies, waste management agencies and governmental agencies. In this paper we include types of pharmaceutical wastes, regulatory bodies which are primarily involved in waste management and waste management strategies and principally the effective methods for the management and disposal of pharmaceutical wastes.
How to cite this article:
Muhammed Jaseem, Pramod Kumar, Remya Mariam John. An overview of waste management in pharmaceutical industry. Pharma Innovation 2017;6(3):158-161.