1/14/09

IISG in the News: Students Develop Medication Recycling Program


In Pontiac, Illinois, a new approach to collecting unwanted medicines--developed by high school students--is up and running. According to a news story and news video on OzarksFirst.com:
It's called the prescription drug disposal program, or P2D2. People drop off unused drugs at participating pharmacies. Then they're shipped to an incinerator where they're turned back into energy.

The students used the IISG toolkit as they developed their program. IISG also helped pay for the billboard designed to raise awareness on this issue. Program specialists are also working closely with Paul Ritter and Eric Bohm, the teachers behind this project, to promote related curriculum. IISG continues to partner with P2D2 to educate the Great Lakes states and beyond on the proper disposal of unwanted medicines.

For more info, visit our Safe Disposal of Unwanted Medicine page on the IISG site, or go to the P2D2 site.

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