Thursday 15 October 2015

EPA proposes new pharmaceutical waste rules

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is proposing new rules for disposing pharmaceutical waste.

According to Waste 360, the proposed rule would, "ban healthcare facilities from flushing hazardous waste pharmaceuticals down the sink and toilet."

The agency estimates the move "could prevent the dumping of more than 6,400 tons of hazardous waste pharmaceuticals annually."

Posted by Tim Sandle

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