Fass environmental information for Saxenda (liraglutide) (downloaded 2019-04-26).
Risk: The use of amino acids, proteins and peptides is not considered to have any environmental impact.
According to the European Medicines Agency guideline on environmental risk assessments for pharmaceuticals (EMA/CHMP/SWP/4447/00) vitamins, electrolytes, amino acids, peptides, proteins, carbohydrates, lipids proteins, vaccines and herbal medicinal products are exempted because they are unlikely to result in significant risk to the environment.
Although biomolecules such as vaccines and hormones are excluded, they should still be considered biologically active.
Author: The Pharmaceutical unit of Region Stockholm