Saturday, September 27, 2014
Illinois-Indiana Sea Grant's pollution prevention team works to educate people about the issues surrounding improper use, storage, and disposal of pharmaceuticals. Our primary goal is to reduce the amount of human and veterinary pharmaceuticals that end up going to waste. But we realize that there is a lot of medicine already out there that people no longer need. So we also provide guidance to communities on how to set up medicine take-back programs. So far we've have helped more than 72 communities in Illinois, Indiana, Wisconsin, and Michigan.
Communities looking to set up new take-back programs often have a lot of questions. So, we're introducing a new kind of post to the blog--Community Spotlight. Each one will highlight a community that IISG has worked with to provide residents with a safe way to dispose of their expired or unwanted medication. Why Community Spotlight? Well, what would be a better way to learn about how a program works than to hear it first-hand from someone who has already successfully done it? Be on the lookout for the first post soon.