A sustainable solution

Lost caps are a thing of the past.

EcoloVial is the very first vial to be moulded in a single piece on the market. The innovative, multifunctional design offers considerable environmental benefits, in addition to simplifying inventory management.

  • 35% less plastic*
  • 33% fewer GHGs**
  • Maximum recyclability
  • Child resistant, yet easily convertible to an easy-to-open version (snap cap)

*Compared to a similar product manufactured using a conventional process.
**Data taken from a GHG assessment for scopes 1, 2 and 3.

Where to find our products

Our products are available from most Canadian wholesalers. A list of our distribution partners and their product codes can be found below.

EcoloVial User Guide

Watch this short video to get a quick overview of the EcoloVial’s potential.

HOW TO OPEN EcoloVial

Quickly master the EcoloVial opening techniques with this short video.

Testimonial

Our customers are changing the world, one packaging at a time.

“Pharmacy and the medical system in general can seem quite “wasteful” in terms of the sheer amount of single use products that are required to maintain patient safety. We chose EcoloPharm vials, ointment jars, and blister packaging supplies because they are made in Canada (support local and less waste in fuels for distribution!), made with less plastic than comparable products, and easily recyclable (among so many other reasons)! Our patients love these products too!”

Tasha Porttin

Owner & pharmacist,
Mettra Pharmacie, Jasper

FAQ

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How are EcoloPharm vials different from other vials?

The EcoloVial is the only vial moulded in a single piece.

Thanks to its design, it has the lowest environmental impact on the market, in addition to offering numerous operational advantages:

  • No more need to order caps separately (a simple action allows you to switch from a secure to an easy-to-open version)
  • Space saving in the laboratory
  • Less time spent on inventory management

Numerous ecological benefits:

  • Its design requires 35% less plastic than conventional vials
  • Its production uses less water and energy
  • GHG emissions from manufacturing these vials are 33% lower (compared to push-turn or arrow capped vials)
  • Since they’re moulded in a single piece, vials are shipped closed so there is no need for plastic shipping bags.

See the Our Impact section to find out more about our products’ environmental benefits.

Why don’t you sell the caps separately?

Because of its unique design (vial and cap are moulded in a single piece), the EcoloVial has the lowest environmental impact on the market.

By not selling caps separately, we can offer a multifunctional product with numerous operational advantages (saving space in the laboratory, reducing time spent on inventory management in the pharmacy, etc.).

In addition, it’s also thanks to the EcoloVial’s innovative design that we can have a considerable impact on the environment:

  • Our vial contains 35% less plastic than a conventional vial.
  • Its design requires less water and energy, and produces fewer GHGs.
  • As they are preassembled with their caps, our vials are shipped closed, which eliminates the need for plastic shipping bags.

Technical specifications

What are the sizes available?

The EcoloVial is available in four sizes: 12 / 19 / 34 / 56 drams

View the product’s spec sheet.

What are the quantities per case?

12 dr: 400 units / case
19 dr: 300 units / case
34 dr: 150 units / case
56 dr: 92 units / case

Click here to view the product’s spec sheet.

What’s the difference between the clear vial and the green one?

The colour of the vial is directly related to the level of protection against ultraviolet (UV) rays.

While the clear vials offer a relatively low protection, the green ones provide a 97% UV protection* (the highest protection on the market) for the medicine they contain.

*On average, based on the vial size.

Is your vial compatible with my automated system?

The EcoloVial is not currently compatible with automation, but we are working on adapting it for robotization.

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Does the EcoloVial offer UV protection?

The colour of the vial is directly related to the level of protection against ultraviolet (UV) rays.

While the clear vials offer a relatively low protection, the green ones provide a 97% UV protection* (the highest protection on the market) for the medicine they contain.

*On average, based on the vial size.

Ecoresponsibility and sustainable development

Aren’t all vials recyclable?

Yes… and no. Fundamentally, polypropylene (type 5, the material used to manufacture the EcoloVial) is a highly recyclable material.

However, the recyclability of a material varies according to sorting centers’ capacities.

For instance, to ensure a product’s recyclability, it needs to be made of a single material, made from a material sought after by recyclers, and of the right size (small pieces, such as caps, often end up in the trash).

This is why ecodesign is so beneficial: the approach takes into account as many environmental criteria as possible right from the product’s inception, to avoid unnecessary impact on the environment.

Are your vials reusable?

As there may be a risk of cross-contamination between certain medications, the decision whether or not to reuse a vial of medication rests with your pharmacist.

What kind of material is used?

EcoloVials are made entirely of polypropylene (type 5), a highly recyclable plastic.

Why don’t you use recycled plastic or bioplastic?

Because our products are designed to hold prescription drugs, we are subject to strict safety standards. For this reason, we cannot use recycled plastic.

As for bioplastic, we investigated this possibility, before concluding that its environmental footprint was higher than that of polypropylene.

We’re committed to continuous innovation to create solutions with the lowest possible environmental impact. To find out more about our product design process, visit this section.

To find out more about our environmental impact, click here.

Support and purchase

Do you have a tool showing how to use your products?

Of course! We’ve developed short video tutorials showing how to use our products.

· For the EcoloVial, click here.
· For the EcoPill compliance packaging, click here.
· For the EcoloJar ointment jar, click here.

Please feel free to contact us should you have any additional questions.

Where can I buy your products?

Our products are available from most Canadian distributors.
For a list of our distribution partners and product codes, click here.

Do you sell direct?

  • Pharmacies: Our products are available through a large network of distributors
  • Veterinary clinics and hospitals: Please order directly from our Customer service department
  • Nursing homes, retirement homes and institutional facilities:
  • All our products are available through a large network of distributors.
  • Cannabis industry: Please order directly from our Customer service department

Any more questions?
Our team will gladly provide answers. Please feel free to contact us.

Can I pick up my order directly at your warehouse?

Unfortunately, we do not offer a pick-up service.

For emergencies or special situations, don’t hesitate to contact our Customer Service team, who will be happy to help you.

Our products are available through a large distribution network.

I can’t find an answer to my question. How can I contact you?

Our team is always happy to answer your questions!

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