Wednesday, November 4, 2009
Disposing of Out-of-date Medicines
Previously I've discussed getting rid of old beauty products and sunscreen. One other item in your bathroom cabinet that you should also get rid of when past its use by date is old medicine. However, it's best not to get rid of them in the bin or by flushing them down a sink or toilet (where they could pollute waterways). Here in Australia the Federal Government has a Return & Disposal of Unwanted Medicines program (www.returnmed.com.au), which allows you to drop off unwanted or out-of-date medicines at your local pharmacy. Most other countries, such as the UK, also have similar programs.