It started several months back when I received notice from my insurance that I could no longer get refills on my prescriptions at our local pharmacy. To be honest, I was happy about this because I don't love our neighborhood chain pharmacy. I was excited that I would no longer have to worry about picking up my prescription either, it would come via UPS. What I didn't realize is that by receiving prescriptions in the mail, I would be contributing to a whole lot of waste.
First, the prescriptions are over-nighted.which means tons of resources are being used just for me.
Here is the size of my prescription:
The prescription does have to remain cool which explains the reason for so much, but let's continue to what I have experienced the last few months and will be doing again this week.
A regular brown corrugated box arrived. It is quite large for the prescription above, right?
Once I opened the two boxes, I found this very nice Styrofoam container.
Next, I found my prescription wrapped in bubble wrap and 2-3 ice packs plus many sheets of paper.