Can you recycle?

Inhalers can’t be recycled from home and you shouldn’t throw them in the bin either. All used inhalers should be returned to your nearest pharmacy for them to dispose of safely.

Inhalers are thermally treated to destroy the greenhouse gases. This environmentally safe disposal route is available at all pharmacies and is paid for by NHS England.

An asthma inhaler

Did you know?

If every inhaler-user in the UK returned all their inhalers for one year, this could save 512,330 tonnes of carbon - the same as a VW Golf car being driven around the world 88,606 times!