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.