Waste360 discusses drug takeback solutions with Stericycle CEO Charlie Alutto

By: Stericycle

Waste360’s Mallory Szczepanski recently spoke with Stericycle CEO Charlie Alutto to discuss how Stericycle Environmental Solutions is combatting the nation’s opioid crisis with its drug takeback solutions.

Alutto explained the company’s mission to minimize the improper disposal of pharmaceuticals and keep opioids out of the hands of abusers. With the introduction of several new drug takeback products, including the award-winning Pharmaceutical Consumer TakeBack Suite, communities, healthcare facilities, companies and retailers can offer a safe and convenient way for consumers to dispose of their unwanted or expired medications.

As part of this suite of drug takeback products, the Seal & Send Medication TakeBack Envelopes enable consumers to safely and easily dispose their medications by filling the pre-addressed envelope with up to 8 oz. of pharmaceutical waste and placing it into any USPS mailbox. The Medication Collection Kiosks provide a convenient way for consumers to dispose of their unwanted or expired medications in a safe location within their communities.

Click here to read the interview in its entirety to learn more about the need to resolve the health and environmental hazards associated with improper pharmaceutical waste, and why Stericycle is uniquely positioned to help solve this issue.