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Drug Disposal

The Wrong Way to Dispose of Drugs

Peter J. Pitts | Posted 07.08.2013 | Politics
Peter J. Pitts

Alameda County recently passed an ordinance that requires pharmaceutical companies to develop, manage and pay for a new local drug take-back program. There's good reason to believe very few people will participate in this program. It is also likely to result in higher drug prices and will produce few environmental benefits.

Eco Etiquette: How Can I Fight Prescription Pill Pollution?

Jennifer Grayson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Jennifer Grayson

Send all your eco-inquiries to Jennifer Grayson at eco.etiquette@gmail.com. Questions may be edited for length and clarity. Is there a proper way to ...

Drug Disposal: Even When Careful, They Can End Up In Water

AP | CLARKE CANFIELD | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

PORTLAND, Maine — The federal government advises throwing most unused or expired medications into the trash instead of down the drain, but they ...