FAQs and Forum


If you are a patient or healthcare professional and have a question please post it here. I can’t guarantee I’ll be able to respond to all your questions, but I’ll do my best, especially if the same question comes up frequently.

If you are from a drug company I will only respond if you have found a factual error in our work or you have new information that has been in some way independently verified, that you are willing to put in the public domain about the carbon footprint of your products. If you do have this information though, we’d love to hear from you.

11 thoughts on “FAQs and Forum”

  1. If we acknowledge you as the author, can we use this information to create an adapted document to put on practice website that identifies our local pharmacies involved in the recycling programme and the appropriate person at our practice to contact?
    If you agree we would also like to share the adapted document with other local practices to encourage change locally in Rugby


      1. Hi Alex, this is such a great resource thanks. I am a GP trainee planning to do a QIP on eco-halers. Can I also acknowledge you as an author and use some of the content to create a patient leaflet? Cheers


      2. Hi Greg, a leaflet sounds like a great idea. Would you consider joining the RCGP Climate Advisory Group to share your work?


  2. For Your Information – Are you aware that GSK are now discontinuing the complete the cycle scheme as they ” believe there should be a focus on a wider joint-working approach across the industry, rather than a stand-alone approach”.
    I had recently produced a leaflet regarding recycling inhalers for hospital patients after auditing and finding only 1 out 10 patients returned their inhalers to the pharmacy (the others put in the bin).


    1. Thanks for your message. I had heard. Looks like it’s going to stop in a couple of months. I haven’t got round to updating the site yet.

      Your study sounds interesting. Do you hope to publish? There’s not much known about how patients dispose of inhalers but it’s an important topic.


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