Ashtons new fridge boxes – completely recyclable, biodegradable and high quality!

Author: Darren Ellis
Category: Ashtons News, New ashtons services, Pharmacy Information
Date: March 30, 2020

At Ashtons we are always looking to improve the services we provide to our clients. Our latest enhancement is to introduce new environmentally friendly fridge boxes. These are made from white and blue cardboard with a fully recyclable, biodegradable insert.

Advantages of our new fridge packaging 

  • Completely recyclable
  • Completely biodegradable
  • Easily disposable (it can be taken apart and flattened; it doesn’t take up as much room in the bin as the old packaging)
  • High-quality validated packaging, which means it’s been tested by the manufacturer for high performance
  • Compared to the old polystyrene packaging, it is less bulky
  • Comes in two different sizes, to better suit the range of fridge products transported

What do they look like?

The new fridge boxes are made of white cardboard with a blue printed wrap and messaging saying ‘Urgent. Please refrigerate on receipt’. They are sealed with our normal red and white fridge tape and have an extra sticker on top to reiterate the message. The fully packaged box is shown to the right.

What do hospices have to do?

These new fridge boxes do not need to be returned to Ashtons like the old boxes. They can be recycled/disposed of onsite at your facility according to local procedures.

Fridge line items contained in these boxes must be put into the fridge on receipt, without delay.

We are aiming to switch over from the existing boxes from the end of April this year, but more communication about this change will be sent at the time.

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