Sustainable Swap:

  • Don't stockpile medicine. Buying large sizes or taking advantage of a buy-two-get-one-free deal is tempting, but oftentimes the medication expires before it's used.
  • If given the option, choose medicine in a container (it's often plastic) instead of a blister pack. The container is more likely to be recycled; the blister pack in not recyclable.
  • If given the option, choose a metal tube instead of a plastic tube.
  • Research natural remedies for your ailments. I'm not well-versed in the science of natural medicine, but there are some effective treatments, especially for minor conditions. I opt for more gentler treatments whenever I can. That said, there is definitely a time and place for modern medicine, pharmaceuticals, and so on so please consult your doctor above all else.