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Rx for Action

A blog devoted to helping people find local medicine take-back programs and highlighting current research findings and pending legislation.

Wisconsin announces exciting news about drug take-back programs

Wisconsin recently announced big news for medicine take-back programs in the state. MADISON –Wisconsin law enforcement heard encouraging news today when Attorney General Brad Schimel...

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Posted by Laura Kammin at 9:25AM on 2/26/2015
Categories: Collection Programs In the News Resources

Calling all pharmacy students...have we got a deal for you

Each spring Illinois-Indiana Sea Grant goes looking for amazing college students from Illinois or Indiana to work with us for the summer through paid internships. Want to do sampling in Lake Michigan? Looking to hone your social science skills? Even better, want to come work on issues surrounding emerging contaminants? Then look no further. We've got you covered. Successful applicants w...

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Posted by Laura Kammin at 4:47PM on 2/25/2015
Categories: For Teachers In the News Internships Resources

In the news: A new pollution worry for Lake Michigan

It's been about a month since research showing that southern Lake Michigan is littered with synthetic microfibers hit newsstands . The results set Lake Michigan apart from the other lakes and raise questions about the impact of these fibers on the food web. Perhaps more importantly, they suggest tha...

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Posted by Anjanette Riley at 4:51PM on 2/2/2015
Categories: In the News Latest Research

Articles in the News, Related Research, Resources, and Random Bits of Info - Oh My!

Daily, I (Erin) am scouring the web, social media, listservs, research publications, trying to discover (and keep up with!) what's happening in the world of pollution prevention as it relates to our program at Illinois-Indiana Sea Grant . While our primary and most not...

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Posted by Erin Knowles at 9:25AM on 1/30/2015
Categories: In the News

Our Pollution Prevention Minute video series is back, and your FAQs are answered!

Our “ Illinois-Indiana Sea Grant Pollution Prevention Minute ” video series is back, and in this episode we a take a bit longer than the usual minute (or two) to answer some of the m...

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Posted by Erin Knowles at 11:49AM on 1/20/2015
Categories: Pollution Prevention Minute

Pet owners...it's not too late to take the PPCP survey

We love our pets. In fact, 68 percent of households own pets as of 2012, according to the American Pet Product Association (APPA). APPA predicts that we will spend close to $60 billion this year on our pets, and a sizable chunk of that will be for pharmaceuticals and personal care products. For a variety of reasons, these medicines and shampoos don't necessarily get used up. What h...

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Posted by Laura Kammin at 9:36AM on 1/9/2015
Categories: In the News Latest Research Resources

Community Spotlight shines on Champaign Police Department

Box Installed: May 24, 2013 Box Location: 82 E. University Avenue, Champaign, IL 61820 For more information: (217) 351-4545   Last May , three local police departments from Champaign , Urb...

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Posted by Erin Knowles at 11:25AM on 1/5/2015
Categories: Collection Programs Community Spotlight Resources