Environmental Friendliness

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Report: 'Green' manufacturing needed to save money as well as the environment

The manufacturing side of the business needs to look for more "green" processes, not only to be more environmentally kind to a burdened planet but also to save costs. It will, however, require buy-in from governments as well as companies, according to a new report.

GSK sees resistance to wind turbine project

A green-minded GlaxoSmithKline ($GSK) is encountering some residential resistance to its goal of making its Montrose facility on Scotland's east coast carbon-neutral. A group called Ferryden opposes

GSK tests wireless water monitoring at API plant

Sustainability-minded GlaxoSmithKline ($GSK) is simultaneously testing two technologies to enhance water use in an API manufacturing operation. The drug giant has combined wireless networking with

EU may add environmental regs to GMPs

European authorities are considering legislation that would augment Good Manufacturing Practices with environmental controls. The effort is aimed at curbing unhealthy emissions from pharma

Baxter beats environmental goals in 2010

Baxter has released its 2010 sustainability report, highlighting the year's performance compared with 2005: a 10 percent decrease in water use (31 percent indexed to revenue) and 7 percent decrease

More wastewater treatment to keep drugs out of food

Additional treatment of wastewater from drug plants may go a long way toward minimizing the uptake of pharmaceuticals and personal care products (PPCPs) by plants. Researchers writing in Chemistry

Pfizer quantifies green gains

After cutting 43 percent of carbon dioxide emissions in the making of anti-seizure and pain medication Lyrica, Pfizer wants to do more. The drug giant is further re-engineering processes to cut

GSK furthers pharma's greening

GlaxoSmithKline expects to go platinum by 2013 in a plant being built in Philadelphia. That's LEED platinum, the highest rating in the Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design sustainable

Process greening at Pfizer began with Viagra

Because of Viagra, Pfizer knows the benefits of green chemistry. And those same benefits can be extended across most of the pharma industry, because refinements to manufacturing processes translate

GSK taps Singapore for green manufacturing ops

GlaxoSmithKline has green manufacturing ambitions and is putting up funds to achieve them. The drug giant has teamed with Singapore's Economic Development Board on projects to maximize resource