How can medical waste be processed in a more environmentally friendly way?



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    Don’t flush any old medications down the toilet.  Ask your pharmacist what to do with your old prescriptions; many pharmacies have a program that will take your old meds to be properly disposed of.  Keep used needles inside a specially designed sharps container.  Do NOT throw old needles away; garbage workers are at risk of getting pricked and contracting a disease, and the biological residue left on the needle can pose a threat to animals that may make their habitats near a landfill.  

    When in doubt, contact a medical professional.  He or she can tell you the best way to dispose of medical waste.

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