Operation Medicine Cabinet- Yadkin River Keeper
Kent Lupton of the Yadkin River Keeper organization was my sole guest this morning. Yadkin River Keeper’s mission is to respect, protect, and improve the Yadkin Pee Dee River Basin through education, advocacy and action. Proper disposal of prescription medicines has always been problematic. However, with our aging population living ever longer, and with our medical practitioners often favoring pills over other alternatives for improved health, the problem is exacerbated. The average older adult takes upwards of ten prescription medicines daily, and when their physician changes the script, or when the individual dies, the meds are often dumped into the toilet, down the disposal, or into the landfill. And none of those methods for disposal are ultimately safe for our lands and water table.
So listen to Kent, and take steps to properly dispose of old and no longer needed prescription medicines. Knowledge is power, and we can all do our part for a healthier planet. After all, it’s the one we’ve landed on this time around!
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