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  1. Water Pollution: It is caused by Pharmaceuticals and Personal Care Products (PPCP) such as antibiotics, cosmetics, lotion,
  2. Radioactive pollution : It is caused by Mixed waste listed under Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA) such as toluene containing tritium
  3. E- Pollution: Pharmaceutical industries require machines for processes like drying, granulation, coating, filtration, If these machines are not operated properly or not maintained properly then these machines contribute to e-waste. But the waste generated is on very small scale.
  4. Soil Pollution: It is caused by Active Pharmaceutical Ingredients(API) such as
  5. Noise Pollution: High levels of noise are generated by manufacturing equipment and utilities which may result in loss of
  6. Air Pollution: It is mainly caused by Volatile Organic Compounds (VOC); solvent vapours, by processing solvents such as toluene, hexane,


Biogen Idec, the American biotechnology company that makes treatments for Multiple Sclerosis and other autoimmune and neurodegenerative diseases, is the world's most sustainable company this year, according to a ranking released by Toronto-based media company Corporate Knights. Among its environmental strengths today:

  • The company relies on less energy than most of its 171 industry peers for each dollar of revenue it
  • It helps that all four of the company's newest buildings constructed over the past several years have each been gold- or platinum-level LEED
  • At the same time, Biogen has reduced water intensity by 66 per cent from its 2006 baseline – a record for the company despite its expanding
  • Condensate water reclamation system in Cambridge that recovered around 4 million gallons of water in 2013 and saved an estimated $47,000 worth of municipal water.
  • Some water is also being reused for cleaning purposes or even irrigation, all of which boosted Biogen's water productivity score this And expect more improvements later in 2015, which is when the company says it plans to release a new water intensity goal


The different methods employed for Solid Waste Management are:

  1. Land Fill : Disposed waste compacted and covered with soil
  2. Incineration : Waste treatment process that involves the combustion of solid waste at 1000C and heat generated by these used to generate electric power
  3. Pyrolysis: Thermal degradation of waste in the absence of air to produce char, pyrolysis oil and syngas
  4. Ocean Dumping: Dumping or placing material in ocean

Utkarsha Rane (F.Y.B. Pharm.)

Grishma Rathod (F.Y.B. Pharm.)

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