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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.

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Take a minute to learn about PPCPs

If you only had a minute, what would you say?

Just one minute to explain what pharmaceutical waste is and how people can help reduce it. That was the challenge posed by our new pollution prevention team members Erin Knowles and Adrienne Gulley. Thanks ladies. Challenge accepted!

So here it is, the first installment of the Illinois-Indiana Sea Grant Pollution Prevention Minute. Yeah, we know it's a long name. But don't worry, the content isn't. They're one—ok, maybe sometimes closer to two—minute videos that give easy-to-understand answers to some of the more complicated questions surrounding the use, storage, and disposal of pharmaceuticals and personal care products (PPCPs).

We have a whole PPCP website here. So why videos, you might ask? Well, we are always getting asked questions like "what is a medicine take-back program?", "what happens to the medicine that gets collected?" and "what are microbeads?". We think these new videos are a fun way to share our answers. And so in this first episode we explain what a medicine take-back program is.

We hope you like the videos. And if you do, please send us more questions. Contact Erin Knowles at or on Twitter, Facebook, or Google+. And be sure to subscribe to our YouTube channel and watch for the next episode of IISG's Pollution Prevention Minute.

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