Archive for the ‘Consumer Products’ Category

By: Stericycle
Mar19

In February, five hospitals began a pilot drug takeback pilot program in New York State, collecting the public’s unused pharmaceuticals free of charge. This is part of a six-month drug takeback pilot program encouraging residents to dispose of unwanted, expired or leftover medications by depositing into Stericycle Environmental Solutions’ collection…

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By: Stericycle
Nov09

Stericycle, Inc., a leading provider of essential and highly specialized compliance-based solutions, has joined the National Safety Council (NSC) as the exclusive medication disposal partner for its “Stop Everyday Killers” national education campaign addressing the opioid epidemic. The opioid crisis is the most fatal drug epidemic in U.S. history. With…

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By: Stericycle
Nov02

Several cities and counties are considering local ordinances for the proper management and disposal of pharmaceuticals, sharps or needle exchange programs. This includes pharmaceutical takeback programs. Sonoma County (Calif.) is moving ahead with an Extended Producer Responsibility (EPR) pharmaceutical takeback ordinance. Contra Costa and Marin Counties (Calif.) are working on…

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By: Stericycle
Oct25

The EPA issued a new letter clarifying how the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA) regulations apply to the recalled Takata airbag inflators that are subject to the 2015 Preservation Order issued by the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT). While the Takata airbag inflators are still being tested and held…

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By: Stericycle
Sep22

While most state legislatures are out of session at this time, New Jersey and South Carolina are two of the latest U.S. states to move forward with pharmaceutical legislation. New Jersey Passed legislation, effective October 19, 2017, that allows hospice care programs to accept unwanted prescription medication from patient/resident no…

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By: Stericycle
Sep06

As Hurricane Irma approaches our coastline, Stericycle Environmental Solutions wants to make sure your hazardous waste is properly stored and segregated to prevent harmful spills. If you are in the path of Hurricane Irma, we urge you take precautionary steps now to lessen the potential damages from this Category 5 storm.…

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By: Stericycle
Aug08

It is no secret that aerosol cans are ubiquitous in today’s society. According to the Consumer Aerosol Products Council, up to 1,500 kinds of products, from asthma inhalers to shaving cream and hair sprays, are packaged as aerosols. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recently announced that it has been…

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By: Stericycle
Mar14

In 2012, Alameda, Calif. passed the first pharmaceutical takeback ordinance in the nation. The Safe Drug Disposal Ordinance requires pharmaceutical manufacturers to fund and manage the safe collection and disposal of unused medications. Since this initial legislation was passed, many other counties and states across the country have introduced similar…

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By: Stericycle
Mar10

In September 2016, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) implemented a ban on 19 chemicals typically found in over-the-counter antibacterial soaps, including the most commonly used ingredients – triclosan and triclocarban. Manufacturers were ultimately unable to demonstrate that the ingredients were both safe for long-term daily use and more…

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By: Stericycle
Sep15

  Environmental Compliance Impact Session​ Regulatory inspections can be a source of unwelcome drama in the daily operations of any retail business that generates hazardous waste. This session breaks down the inspection experience into three acts, with a Shakespearean flair. To be prepared, or not to be prepared - that…

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