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


Pollution Prevention Minute (Ep 2): How to Take-Back Your Meds

So, you have some unused, expired, or unwanted medicines in your cabinet, taking up space on your shelves that could better be put to use. What do you do with them?

Our new "Illinois-Indiana Sea Grant Pollution Prevention Minute" series is here to help!

In Episode 1 we explained what a medicine take-back program is. Today we're going to show you how easy it is to safely prepare your medicines for disposal, and what a typical medicine take-back box looks like.

We have helped communities establish more than 70 new medicine collection programs, including 41 permanent take-back boxes. This effort has resulted in the collection of more than 55 tons of unwanted medicines throughout Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, and Wisconsin.

To find the permanent take-back collection box nearest you, check out our "Where to Dispose" page and click on your state.


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Posted by Laura Kammin at 10:27AM on 10/3/2014
Categories: Pollution Prevention Minute