Sanofi’s Consumer Healthcare (CHC) business has joined PA Consulting and PulPac in the Blister Pack Collective. This follows Sanofi CHC first joining PA and PulPac’s Bottle Collective back in April 2023.
The Blister Pack Collective says it brings together pharma, consumer health, and FMCG businesses to accelerate progress towards a world with more sustainable blister packaging, free from problem plastics like PVC. PA and PulPac have seeded the collective and developed the underlying technology needed to bring a functioning dry moulded fibre tablet blister pack to life. The collective says the adoption of dry moulded fibre tablet packs provides an opportunity to cut back on the 100,000+ tonnes of plastic medicine packaging used every year.
Dry moulded fibre blister packs and bottles are designed to be recycled in the same way as paper packaging and aim to reduce or eliminate Sanofi CHC’s single-use plastic packaging.
Tony Perrotta, PulPac partnership lead at PA Consulting, said, “We are delighted to join forces with Sanofi CHC on the Blister Pack Collective. Sanofi CHC is already leading the way with dry moulded fibre integrations in their Bottle Collective work, and this additional partnership will lead to a better environmental footprint and reduced plastics in future healthcare packaging.”
Sanna Fager, CCO of PulPac, said, “We are very happy that a renowned brand like Sanofi CHC joins the collective and validates the innovative power of dry moulded fibre. From the very beginning, we set out to replace single-use plastics at a global scale by building an ecosystem of changemakers around our technology. We are excited to see that vision come to life and be embraced by the industry. When brands join forces, change becomes not only possible but also inevitable.”
France Depaix, global head of Design, Product Sustainability, and Packaging Innovation at Sanofi Consumer Healthcare, said, “We are proud to be a part of the Blister Pack Collective, as we take significant steps to reduce our environmental footprint and contribute to a healthier planet. By fostering collaboration and adopting innovative solutions, we aspire to set new benchmarks for sustainability, inspiring our peers and partners to join us in this transformative journey.”