Sustainability Features

Designed with sustainability in mind because sustainability is an emerging priority

Carbon Trust Certification1,2

FLEXBUMIN® 25% is the first medical product certified by the Carbon Trust, and FLEXBUMIN 5% is also certified by the Carbon Trust.

Lower carbon footprint

Using just 4 containers of FLEXBUMIN 25% (100 mL) per day for a week instead of glass bottles provides the same CO2 reduction as using 3 fewer gallons of gasoline. Additionally, using just 5 containers of FLEXBUMIN 5% per day provides the same CO2 reduction as using 1 fewer gallon of gasoline.3,4*

Reduced waste volume

It takes about 8.9 discarded 50 mL FLEXBUMIN 25% containers to equal the weight of just 1 discarded glass bottle of equal volume5*

Safe end-of-life disposal

The GALAXY® container film is composed of LLDPE, PVDC and Nylon 6; meaning the container film can be processed without creating harmful residues such as dioxins when incinerated according to established industry standards.6,7

*Calculations based on bottles of BUMINATE® 25% and 5% [Albumin (Human)], USP, 25% and 5% Solution.
Polyvinylidene chloride (PVDC), Linear low density polypropylene (LLDPE).

1. The Carbon Trust Certification Limited. Carbon Footprint Certification Letter. 2012.

  • 2. Data on file, VV-MED-7516, Shire Inc.
  • 3. Data on file, VV-MED-7406, Shire Inc.
  • 4. EPA. CO2 emissions results for 250mL containers. Accessed September 30, 2017.
  • 5. Data on file, VV-MED-7242, Shire Inc.
  • 6. DOW. Saran PVDC Resins & Films and the Environment 2005.
  • 7. Data on file, VV-MED-7407, Shire Inc.