An article by Eugene Tay, Green Business Times.
Environmental sustainability is undoubtedly one of the most pressing global agendas – and is top priority for the pharmaceutical industry as well. About 200 kilograms of solid waste, such as solvents and toxic organics, are released with every ton of Active Pharmaceutical Ingredients (API) produced. The discharge of chemical waste from the production of pharmaceutical products poses acute threat to the environment.
The growth of the pharmaceutical industry clearly indicates that production is on the upward too. The amount of electricity and water utilized in the production process are high. In order to achieve sustainable production levels without harming the environment, companies need to take steps to make their manufacturing processes greener.
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