Why can't Empty Plastic Pill Bottles be Used for Crafting?

Aug. 23, 2021

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Generally, all the plastic drinking water bottles you use can be transformed into daily necessities. Fill it with grain or turn it into a watering can for watering flowers. The plastic pill bottle is also made of plastic, can it be reused? It is absolutely impossible. As a pill bottle manufacturer, I will tell you responsibly.

Is the material of the plastic pill bottle harmful?

Plastic pill bottles are generally made of PET material, because PET material has the advantages of not being easy to break, good sealing performance, moisture-proof, hygienic, and meets the special requirements of pill packaging. It can be directly used for pill packaging without washing and drying. It is excellent for medicinal packaging containers. Therefore, PET material is unlikely to be harmful to the human body. Normally, the most common plastic bottles in our lives are made of PET (polyethylene terephthalate). Because plastic bottles of this material are cheap and have good transparency. It also has good air tightness, compressive strength, and is easy to shape. Moreover, the recycling value of PET is relatively high, and it can be recycled and reused.

Secondly, HDPE (high-density polyethylene), PE (polyethylene), and PP (polypropylene) are often used to make plastic pill bottles. Among them, PET and PP are stable, transparent, and translucent when uncolored, so these two materials are suitable for packaging liquid pills; PE plastic bottle pill bottles are mainly used for packaging solid capsules and oral tablets.

It can be seen that the material of the pill bottle is definitely not harmful.


Plastic pill bottles are medical waste

The real reason is that plastic pill bottles are used as packaging materials for pills, which belong to household chemicals and also belong to medical waste. In the classification, it is naturally hazardous garbage. The number of viruses and bacteria carried by medical waste is hundreds or even thousands of times that of ordinary waste. There may be harmful substances such as infectious bacteria, viruses, chemical pollutants, and radioactivity in it, which is extremely dangerous and must be concentrated and harmless. Destroyed, must not be reused, let alone be made into daily necessities.


Therefore, plastic pill bottles of any material cannot be recycled. When discarding these hazardous wastes, you should try to ensure their integrity, and then deliver them to the recycling bins of "hazardous waste" or to the centralized disposal sites of hazardous waste in the community. In addition, we provide various types of pill bottles, please feel free to contact us if you need them.

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