May 31, 2012: Photo Inset: Bring Your Drugs to Church!
Photo Inset: Bring Your Drugs to Church! was the invitation put to the Kitchissippi United Church community by the church’s Ecological Circle in April. The campaign, launched on Earth Day, encouraged people to clean out their medicine cupboards and bring in their expired medications for proper disposal. Provincial and city regulations require that medications go back to pharmacies or to hazardous waste disposal, instead of being put down the drain or in the garbage. The Ecological Circle has been focusing on water issues and developed the campaign as a practical action to protect local water sources and aquatic life. From left, Julia Gordon, Marg Hall and Wilma MacDonald sort the drugs into Stericycle containers. The total collection nearly filled the two containers. Photo by Andrea Prazmoski.