GSK Allergy Relief Nasal Spray Packaging Platform Sustainability Improvement

Category: 
Medical & Pharmaceutical
Company: 
GlaxoSmithKline
Country: 
USA

It is an exemplary review of packaging sustainability redesign. With a collective annual plastic reduction of 193 metric tonnes, and an overall 50% improvement in carbon footprint in select markets, this is the most comprehensive and fully quantified and validated sustainable pack improvement, while maintaining product performance and consumer experience.

We re-engineered Flonase pump assembly and reduced grammage of plastic by 12% or by 0.88g, which yields a reduction of 31,680kg of plastic annually. We also re-engineered the clamshell and printed literature, resulting in an annual savings of 161,987kg of virgin PETG and up to 50% improvement in carbon footprint.