Pills pollute

SAVING THE PLANET ONE WEEK AT A TIME

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Photo: Lise Lafond

Please protect our water ... Don't flush medications down the toilet, that will destroy our planet's most essential and precious resource: water. Instead, return unwanted pills to your nearest pharmacy.

Throwing pills and personal-care products down the drain or flushing them down the toilet might seem harmless. Many people think it is better to dispose of them that way instead of in a garbage bin, where a child could find and ingest them, but by doing so you are doing more harm.