CHICAGO – Following a study conducted for the Chicago Tribune, the EPA has recently reported traces of pharmaceutical drugs in water supplies across the state, announces the Tribune. While the EPA once advised people to flush their unwanted pills down the toilet, they are now launching a series of medicine collection drives. The excess medication will be incinerated.
Dave Walters, manager of waste-reduction compliance for the Illinois EPA, told the Tribune that the number of participants in the collection process is growing. “It’s one method people have to be more environmentally responsible,” he noted.
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Source: Chicago Tribune