Boots UK has begun phasing in compostable pharmacy bags for repeat prescription deliveries to cut back on plastic.
A smoke-free society, healthier diets, cleaner air and better mental health are the top PHE priorities for 2020-2025.
Plastic to paper switch, unbleached brown paper carrier bags will be the standard in 53 stores across the UK, Boots announced.
Metered dose inhalers, containing hydrofluorocarbons, have estimated carbon footprints of 500g CO2eq per dose, compared to 20g in dry powder inhalers
NICE highlights that some inhalers have high carbon footprints and encourages the use of environmentally friendly versions.