CARLISLE, Pa. — Several stores in the Giant Food Stores chain will collect used respiratory inhalers under a program sponsored by drug maker GlaxoSmithKline, the supermarket chain said.
Giant, an Ahold-owned banner also known as Giant-Carlisle to distinguish it from fellow Ahold banner Giant Food of Landover, Md., said 48 stores in Pennsylvania would participate in GSK's "Complete the Cycle" recycle program for respiratory inhalers used to treat asthma, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, allergies and flu.
Customers at Giant who receive a prescription for a GSK inhaler will have a sticker placed on the inhaler box stating that it can be returned for recycling at the pharmacy.
"This recycling program is an opportunity for our customers to safely dispose of their inhalers at our friendly pharmacies," Giant-Carlisle director of pharmacy operations Leigh Shirley said. "As a company, Giant is always looking for ways to minimize our impact on the environment whether it be in our stores, on the roads or in our distribution centers."