The complex problem of plastic pollution and its alarming consequences for the environment imply the necessary action of all the productive sectors linked to the packaging and waste generated by this material. In the case of the health sector, the use of single-use plastic is widely used as a means to ensure the necessary safety and aseptic conditions. However, in many cases plastic has become widespread in treatments where its use is not really necessary . This is the case of clinical nutrition, a discipline dedicated to the treatment of nutritional and metabolic changes related to acute or chronic diseases, in which pharmaceutical laboratories have traditionally disposed their liquid formulations in single-use plastic containers.

More than 40 million plastic containers for liquid and probe diets are distributed annually for the intake of these treatments in Spain. Single-use containers whose contaminating effect has not been considered so far by the vast majority of laboratories.

However, the demand for greater environmental coherence by the population is affecting Significantly to the food sector and in the case of clinical nutrition, pharmaceutical laboratories face the challenge of providing not only safety and efficacy in their treatments, but also means for their responsible and sustainable use.

In this way, Adventia Pharma has taken a step that expands the concept of "patient quality of life" to be today the only clinical nutrition laboratory that offers all its oral diet formulations in packaging of cardboard . Developed in direct collaboration with the Tetra Pak® company, Adventia takes a step forward by involving the “pharma sector” in providing solutions that, in addition to taking care of the maximum safety and efficacy of treatments, are concerned with having solutions with a much more positive environmental impact. The package developed for all Adventia Bi1 oral diets is the Tetra Brik® Aseptic Edge, a package that has several layers of protection that provide vital protection against oxygen and light, which keeps intact the organoleptic properties and protects against environmental humidity.

Alfonso Almeida, Manager of Adventia Pharma, stressed that this commitment to the environment “is a new example of the agility with which our company is able to introduce innovations in specialized medical nutrition and our position as the Spanish pharmaceutical laboratory that more quickly offers new solutions to the needs of this sector ”.