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June 2019

How do you dispose of old medicine? [infographic]

Written by Nathalie Leblond
Cleanliness and Hygiene

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.


If you would like more information on medical waste disposal solutions for your business, visit our website: www.initial.co.za or Contact Us. Initial is an expert in healthcare risk waste management. Our waste disposal services are designed to help you manage your infectious, non-anatomical and pharmaceutical waste effectively, and to be fully compliant with the latest legislation.

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Nathalie Leblond

Nathalie Leblond

Nathalie is the Category Manager at Rentokil Initial, and has worked in the hygiene and pest control industry for 12 years. Although after 12 years cockroaches still have the power to terrify her, she has learnt countless ways to defeat germs both in the workplace and at home. She is a passionate advocate for Global Handwash Day and the health benefits that can be derived from regular handwashing and hygiene practices. When not contributing to the Initial blog, Nathalie is writing press releases for sister businesses, Rentokil and Ambius. You can find her on LinkedIn.

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