B.C. Medications Return Program Plan 2017

British Columbia, | Oct 31, 2016

The Health Products Stewardship Association recently renewed it`s program plan for 2017 and beyond. Please view the update plan by clicking on the link here.

Fish can’t say no to drugs, so #ReturnYourMeds

National, | Oct 17, 2016

In May, the BC Pharmacy Association partnered with the Vancouver Police Department, Metro Vancouver, London Drugs and the Health Products Stewardship Association (HPSA) to urge the public to safely dispose of their medications to ensure they don’t get into the wrong hands or pollute the environment. Given the prediction by BC Health Minister Terry Lake […]

Notice of Public Consultation

British Columbia, | Oct 13, 2016

Notice of Public Consultation – BC Medications Return Stewardship Plan Renewal The Health Products Stewardship Association (HPSA) will be holding public consultations regarding amendments to its stewardship plan renewals for the period of 2017 to 2021. In-person consultations will be held on Wednesday, October 18, 2016 at 5:00 p.m. at the Coast Waste Management Association conference at […]

Stericycle – Our Story

British Columbia, | Sep 15, 2016

Visit the video below for a short video about Stericycle – Our Story https://vimeo.com/user17270865/review/73721479/fb6d90cae9   Stericycle – Reduce, Reuse , Recycle

BC Recycle Summer Ambassadors Tour – Global News Segment

Yukon, | Sep 12, 2016

BC Recycles Summer Ambassadors Abbey Deppiesse and Skye Mandin were visiting more than 2,000 collection facilities to promote responsible disposal of common household products including medication. For the full interview on Global News check link http://globalnews.ca/video/2890993/bc-recycles-summer-ambassador-tour

Prescription Drugs Misuses by Teens

National, | Mar 16, 2016

Teen Takers, the latest PDFC campaign deals with prescription drug misuse by teens. As they get older, kids tend to help themselves to a lot of things that don’t belong to them around the house, mostly for their own benefit. But what happens when this behaviour reaches the medicine cabinet?  This PSA campaign will engage parents […]

Brunswick farmers are invited to safely dispose of their livestock (including equine) medications

New Brunswick, | Nov 4, 2015

FREDERICTON, Nov. 2, 2015 /CNW/ – New Brunswick farmers are invited to safely and responsibly dispose of their unwanted or obsolete pesticides and livestock (including equine) medications from November 2-13. CleanFARMS, an industry-led, national not-for-profit agricultural waste management organization, in partnership with the Canadian Animal Health Institute (CAHI), is offering this program at no cost to farmers. “New Brunswick farmers are […]

Pharmaceuticals in wastewater target of NS sewage treatment study

Nova Scotia, | Sep 21, 2015

Researchers at Acadia University are researching new methods by which trace amounts of pharmaceuticals can be broken down by bacteria already present in wastewater at sewage treatment plants. Read the full article here.

Island Medications Return and Sharps Collection Programs

PEI, | Aug 17, 2015

The new Island Medications Return Program and Island Sharps Collection Program were officially launched at a press conference in Charlottetown on July 22, 2015. “It’s terrific that the Health Products Stewardship Association is now operating these excellent programs, in collaboration with the PEI Pharmacists Association and Island Waste Management Corporation, which are in line with […]

National Medicine Take-Back Campaign

National, | Aug 10, 2015

The Vernon Morning Star published a great article this past weekend detailing this year’s National Medicine Take-Back Campaign and the importance of returning your unused and expired medications. You can view the article here.