OCWA Creates Public Service Campaign to Encourage Proper Disposal of Pharmaceuticals
While the folks here at OCWA deal with flushable on a daily basis, we also know there are certain things that just shouldn't go down our drains! Earlier this spring, OCWA - along with our partner the Clean Water Foundation - launched a campaign to encourage the public to return their unused/unwanted medications back to the pharmacy as opposed to flushing them down the toilet or drain, or throwing them in the garbage. The I Don't Flush campaign is an extension of our existing program, Prescription for Clean Water, and consists of a website, Facebook page, Twitter hashtag and a public service announcement (PSA) featuring prominent Ontarians. The PSA will be made public over the next couple of weeks, so stay tuned for details!
TV Entertainer Scott Yaphe and Comedian Jessica Holmes while filming the I Don't Flush PSA
The website (www.idontflush.ca) also contains information about other non-flushables, like wipes, household hazardous waste and fats/oils/grease. A very special thank you to our campaign supporters: The Region of Peel, York Region and the Health Product Stewardship Association.