2013-06-06 / Community

Drug program a success

MANISTIQUE – One hundred fifty pounds of unused/unwanted drugs was collected locally as part of the Yellow Jug Old Drugs program’s recent quarterly collection. Putvin Healthmart joined other participating pharmacies in Michigan, Illinois and Wisconsin to collect a total of 9220 pounds of unused/unwanted drugs.

Yellow Jug Old Drugs is a program that works in partnership with local pharmacies to collect and properly dispose of unwanted/ unused drugs in a safe and approved manner to help keep water clean. Individuals can dispose of unused/ unwanted drugs free of charge at participating pharmacies.

The program was started by Great Lakes Clean Water, a nonprofit organization in May 2009. A total of 32.7 tons of unused/ unwanted drugs has been collected and properly disposed to date.

GLCW recently produced a documentary. According to GLCW, the documentary will be broadcast on TV stations in fall.

A trailer of the documentary is available at www.youtube.com/ user/GreatLakesCleanWater.

For more information on the program visit www.greatlakescleanwater.org.

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