EPA – We have our fill of pills!

Posted on May 8, 2008. Filed under: Uncategorized |

From Karen Reshkin EPA Region 5’s Office of Public Affairs.

Results are starting to come in from the EPA Earth Day Challenges…

Ten of the collection events have together collected 2,184,000 pills which were turned in for safe disposal — more than double the challenge goal. EPA also expects to far exceed its goal for e-waste based on 216,000 pounds of electronics collected at six events.

If you didn’t make it to one of these events, you can still help make a difference. Earth 911 keeps an ongoing database of recycling and collection events all across the US. (I searched on “medicine” and “Chicago, IL” to find places which accept unwanted medicines year round.) It’s still hard to find medication collections (learn why), but it’s an issue that’s beginning to get more attention.


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