Careless disposal of unused, unwanted or expired medicines (pharmaceutical waste) can cause harm to both the environment and to humans and animals. Groundwater can become contaminated, or medicines that fall into the wrong hands can make people extremely sick.
The infographic below gives some guidelines on what to do and what not to do with the expired medicine in your bathroom cupboard to ensure that your medical waste is properly taken care of.
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