On November 1, a joint pilot project "Dispose of Medicines – Save the Planet" will be launched in Kyiv, within the framework of which people will be able to dispose of expired medicines for free.
Medications can be brought to special bins in 30 establishments of the "Aptek Dobroho Dnya" network, reports the pharmacological company Farmak.
It is noted that a licensed contractor will send the medicine for high-temperature incineration. High-temperature disposal involves both incineration of the waste itself and heating of the incineration gas to eliminate drug residues in the atmosphere.
The promotion will last until February 1.
The report emphasized that according to the European Federation of the Pharmaceutical Industry, 3-8% of all medicines from the home first-aid kit remain unused. Doctors strictly forbid the use of expired medicines and urge to review home first-aid kits every six months.
However, you can't throw them in the trash or down the drain. After all, the remains of substances penetrate into the soil, underground and waste water and reservoirs.
"It destroys the ecosystem, harms plants, animals and microorganisms," the company's press service said.
It is noted that microdoses of such drugs have a negative effect on humans. After all, they can cause allergies, poisoning, addiction and tolerance to drugs.
The company emphasized that they want to start the practice of proper handling of medical waste among the population.
Where to hand over expired medicines:
- Chervonozoryany pr-t 4D Novus shopping center;
- 93 Holosiivskyi Ave.;
- Velika Vasylkivska, 65A;
- 8 Bazhana Ave.;
- Boryspilskaya St., 9;
- Hryhorenko, 18A Novus shopping center;
- Trostyanetska St., 1-A;
- 24A Dreiser Teodor St.;
- Mykoly Lavrukhina St., 4;
- Hotkevicha Hnata str., 1A Novus shopping center;
- Orest Levytskyi (Kurchatov) street, 19a
- Bereznyakivska St., 31;
- Sverstyuk Evgena St., 4, Novus shopping center;
- Reunification pr-t, 1;
- Obolonsky Ave., 47/42;
- Obolonsky Ave., 1 "Dream Town" shopping center;
- Lesya Ukrainka Blvd., 26;
- Druzhby Narodiv blvd., 16a;
- Pravdy Avenue, 47;
- Ivana Kavaleridze, 1a Novus shopping center;
- Palladina, 7, Novus shopping center;
- Hnata Yury str., 6G;
- Palladina avenue, 7G;
- Peter Gulak-Artemovskyi (Bulgakov) street, 16;
- Petropavlivska Borshchahivka St., 2.
- Yulia Zdanovska (Lomonosova) str., 48;
- Station Square, 1;
- Saratovskaya St., 6;
- Sciences Ave., 4A;
- Victory Ave., 98/2.
As EcoPolitic reported earlier, in Kyiv, in the Shevchenkivskyi district, the first sorting capsule of a new model was opened, where you can sort waste into 25 items according to the principle of self-service.