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An amber translucent plastic container with a white lid comes to mind when you think of durable and secure pill bottles. It is a classic design that has served plenty of different pharmaceutical-related businesses for decades. Environmentally-friendly empty pill bottles are a tried and true container type for storing capsules while also promoting sustainability.
A lot of plastic packaging is used once and not always correctly disposed of. With Green Earth, you can store pills in a recyclable and reusable prescription bottle that is available in different sizes and colors. These wholesale pill bottles are highly sought after by different companies, so read on further to learn more about how they can help your business out and spread the positive impact of sustainability!
What Types of Pill Bottles are Available?
A prescription pill bottle is available in different colors, designs, and sizes, but they all serve one purpose: to store and hold capsules and other over-the-counter pills in sleek and secure plastic containers. To promote consumer safety, the Rx bottle designed for medication is required by government regulations to be child-resistant.
At Green Earth, all pharmacy vials are child-resistant and designed to be airtight, smell-proof, and BPA-Free. Each available colored or clear prescription medicine bottle can include a customizable label with your company’s brand or a logo created by our talented design team.
Let’s take a closer look at all the pill bottles available.
Child-Resistant Translucent Recyclable Push & Turn Plastic Reversible Cap Vials
The classic translucent push & turn pill vial is excellent for storing your brand’s supplement pills and over-the-counter capsules. Green Earth has the original translucent amber-colored Rx pill bottle, or you can select any of the following colors: blue, green, pink, red, purple, and clear. After picking a color, you can choose your bulk prescription bottles in any of the following sizes:
- 8 Dram
- 13 Dram
- 16 Dram
- 20 Dram
- 30 Dram
- 40 Dram
- 60 Dram
Each pharmacy bottle can hold a different number of capsules depending on the size and shape of the pills. The reversible cap is difficult for small children to open, but adults can open it by following these simple steps:
- Hold the prescription bottle with one hand firmly.
- With your free hand, place your palm on the cap and grip the edges.
- Press down and turn clockwise simultaneously to unscrew the lid.
What makes reversible caps so versatile is their ability to close in two different ways. You can either screw the lid back on the same way to keep it child-resistant or flip it over for a non-child-resistant closure, which is helpful for certain patients with certain conditions.
The reversed cap is meant to be easier to open for consumers when it is closed flip side up. The flipped-over lid is not child-resistant, so it is suitable for households without children. Easy-open caps are ideal for senior patients and anyone who has difficulties with child-resistant closures, which can be notoriously tough for some.
Regardless of how people choose to close reversible cap vials, they should always be stored in a location out of reach of children. Consumer safety is a top priority, which is why these containers are part of our child-resistant packaging collection.
Child-Resistant Biodegradable Plastic Pop-Top Containers
One of the more popular products in our pop-top container collection, these squeeze-top empty pill bottles are great for storing pills and are made entirely of biodegradable plastic. Biodegradable plastics require less energy to make, which helps reduce carbon emissions, and do not release harmful chemicals into the environment when degrading.
These empty prescription bottles are available in three colors, black, white, or clear, in the following sizes:
- 13 Dram
- 19 Dram
- 30 Dram
- 60 Dram
Regular plastic packaging can take around 400 years to break down. During that time, the plastic can end up littering the ocean or nature reserves, where plenty of animals may accidentally ingest them or the harmful chemicals they leach.
Under certain conditions, a biodegradable pop-top prescription pill bottle will break down a lot faster than traditional plastic without releasing any harmful chemicals into the atmosphere. These claims are certified by the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), ASTM International, and approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA).
It is important to note that even though these pill bottles are biodegradable, they should not be freely littered. Contact your curbside pickup program or local recycling center for proper disposal of biodegradable empty pill bottles - more and more are beginning to implement biodegradable product disposal programs.
Child-Resistant & Tamper-Evident Recyclable Plastic Pop-Top Containers
If your company seeks pharmaceutical packaging options that are also tamper-resistant, then our child-resistant & tamper-evident squeeze-top pill bottles bulk collection is the best choice! After choosing between white, black, or clear, your company can safely store capsules in any of the following sizes:
- 6 Dram
- 13 Dram
- 19 Dram
- 30 Dram
- 60 Dram
Tamper-evident packaging provides an extra layer of security and is required for all sorts of pills and capsules. These tamper-resistant containers are child-proof pill bottles, as well.
Each tamper-resistant pop-top prescription bottle comes with a rip seal. If the seal has been compromised, consumers will know to avoid consuming or using the stored product.
Child-Resistant Opaque Recyclable Plastic Pop Top Containers
One of the reasons pop-top prescription bottles for sale are so popular is because of how simple it is to open them. With one of your hands, squeeze the top of the container right under the hinged lid. Once you hear “pop,” then you will know that the container has been opened.
These pop-top pill bottles were designed with full opacity to comply with regulations requiring extra privacy for stored contents. Here is a breakdown of the different sizes and colors available in our pop-top empty pill bottle bulk collection.
A prescription bottle with various color options can help your consumers differentiate among the different medication bottles and help your product stand out.
Are Pill Bottles Recyclable or Reusable?
All of our plastic pill vials are recyclable and 100% reusable. Recycling and reusing products is part of the cycle of sustainability which, through combined efforts of businesses and consumers, can help reverse the negative impact of wasteful packaging. Switching to recyclable pill vials wholesale is a fantastic way to get a greener path with your packaging.
Our 100% recyclable plastic pill vial wholesale collection is made out of polypropylene (PP) plastic, which has plenty of sustainable benefits, such as the following:
- Durable and able to handle daily wear and tear.
- Protects from external factors.
- Recycled PP plastic is used to create new products such as food containers and hospital equipment.
PP plastic is one of the most accepted types of plastic for different recycling centers and local curbside pickup programs. Biodegradable plastics require unique disposal methods, so it is best to look up local recycling centers that accept biodegradable products.
Every Rx bottle is reusable in one form or another. It is up to the individual’s imagination to repurpose an old Rx medicine bottle however they choose. Some people might find an old pill vial is valuable storage for coins or for holding toiletries like cotton swabs while traveling.
Before reusing a container, it is recommended to clean and sanitize the container using warm soapy water.
Can a Prescription Bottle Be Used For Anything Besides Pills?
A prescription pill bottle is an excellent choice for storing other products besides pills. Some businesses might find pill bottles a great choice for storing treats like mints and gummies or medicinal herbs.
Some candy may be a choking hazard, so a child-resistant pill vial is a safe choice for food packaging. Child-proof prescription bottles are incredibly versatile.
Where to Buy Empty Pill Bottles Wholesale?
Green Earth is the top choice when looking to buy Rx pill bottles wholesale. It is simple to buy pill bottles online through our user-friendly website.
- Go to the search bar at the top and look up “pill bottles bulk.”
- After selecting through our selection of pill bottles in bulk, click purchase.
- Your order will be delivered to you in the fastest time possible!
With Green Earth, the more you buy pill bottles in bulk, the more you may potentially save! Sustainable packaging is not just limited to pill bottles; Green Earth has a wide selection of earth-friendly products such as medicine bottles and glass jars, as well!
Pill Bottles: The Bottom Line
There is no better time to switch to sustainable packaging and become more environmentally-conscious than in the present moment. With sustainable pill bottle packaging, your brand can be confident in distributing your company’s products in secure packaging that is also friendly to the environment. An empty pill bottles bulk order with us is a great way to get started on a greener path!
Frequently Asked Questions About Pill Bottles
Are Prescription Bottles Recyclable?
All of our pill bottles are made with 100% recyclable polypropylene (PP) plastic. These prescription bottles are gathered with other PP plastic material and recycled to make dishware, other household items, and car equipment.
Biodegradable plastic pill bottles are made of bio blended resin that requires unique disposal methods to degrade properly.
What To Do With Empty Prescription Bottles
After cleaning and sanitizing empty pill bottles, they can be reused for various purposes. Some people use the container to hold craft supplies or toiletries. There is no limit to what empty pill vials can be repurposed too.
How Do You Remove A Label From A Prescription Bottle?
To remove a label from a prescription bottle, follow these simple instructions:
- Rinse out the empty prescription bottle with warm water. This will begin to loosen the glue and you should be able to peel at least the top paper layer of the label off.
- Use a scrubbing sponge, scrub at the label using dish soap and vegetable oil, which helps to disintegrate the glue. Rinse and repeat until the label is completely gone.
- You can allow the pill container to air dry, or you can pat it dry.
How To Open A Prescription Bottle
For pop-top bottles, squeeze underneath the lid until the hinged lid pops open. For push & turn, containers follow these easy steps.
- Use one hand to hold the container and place the palm of your other hand on top of the lid.
- Gently push down and turn clockwise to open the cover.