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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.

Don't Flush, Don't Trash - Proper Medication Disposal

The Metropolitan Water Reclamation District (MWRD) has developed a short video about proper disposal of expired and unwanted medicine . Check it out, and share the message with family and friends: "Don't Flush or Trash Unwanted Medicines"....

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Posted by Laura Kammin at 4:46PM on 3/28/2012
Categories: For Teachers Resources

SWALCO

SWALCO hosting household chemical waste event 3-26-12

The Solid Waste Agency of Lake County (SWALCO) is hosting a Household Chemical Waste Event on Monday ,...

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Posted by Laura Kammin at 10:24AM on 3/26/2012
Categories: Collection Programs In the News Single-day Events

Gov Signs Bill

New bill will provide funding for medicine disposal in Illinois

In August 2011, Governor Pat Quinn signed two new bills into law making it easier for communities to dispose of unwanted medicines. The Household Pharmaceutical Disposal Fund (Public Act 97-0545) and Public Act 97-0546, which amended the Illinois Safe Pharmaceutical Disposal Act, went into effect on January 1, 2012. The...

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Posted by Laura Kammin at 4:36PM on 3/23/2012
Categories: Collection Programs In the News Legislation Resources

Stewardship Project

Teacher contest: Submit a project for a chance to Win a $100 gift card!

What can teachers and students do to help prevent pharmaceuticals and personal care products (PPCPs) from getting into our rivers, lakes, and drinking water? There are lots of ways to get involved. Sea Grant has developed curricula and service-learning projects to get teachers and teens excited about raising community awareness. What is your class doing about PPCPs in the environment? Let us kn...

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Posted by Laura Kammin at 4:23PM on 3/23/2012
Categories: For Teachers In the News Workshops & Events

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What do I do with unused medicine?

The next time you turn on the T.V., notice the number of commercials for prescription and over-the-counter medications–everything from anti-depressants to vitamins to flea prevention for your dog. While pharmaceuticals can improve quality of life for people and our pets, most of us end up not using all of the medication that we buy. So the question comes up–how do we get rid of all...

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Posted by Laura Kammin at 3:24PM on 3/9/2012
Categories: Collection Programs