Separate waste collection in Slovakia. What about medicines?

Slovakia has a separate waste collection system 🚮 But many people wonder what to do with expired medicines 🤔 Friends, if you still have pills or other medicines, do not throw them in the general waste or flush them away!

The State Medication Control Agency warns that substances can enter the soil, and groundwater and affect the environment. This includes the potential to harm public health.

💊 Unused medications should be taken to any pharmacy. They will be disposed of in a special way so as not to harm the environment and you and me.

Medicines should be in inner packaging: blister, glass, plastic containers, etc. You can throw away the cardboard package with the instructions in the paper waste.

By the way, are there even garbage dumps in Slovakia? Yes, there are, but they are not chaotic. They are strictly regulated, with constant inspections. And now all measures are being taken to reduce the volume of waste disposed of in landfills and increase the amount of recyclable waste.

For our part, we are happy with this policy and try to comply with all recommendations.

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