Yellow Jug Program


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Yellow Jug Program

Yellow Jug Old Drugs®…

Keep our Water Safe!

Nash Drugs is a participating Yellow Jug program pharmacy where you can take unused and unwanted drugs for FREE, safe disposal – and keep them out of our water!

The Great Lakes Clean Water Organization developed the Yellow Jug Program as a way to promote keeping old and unused drugs out of the ecosystem by developing a program recognizable by concerned citizensliving in all states surrounding the Great Lakes. This program not only helps the Great Lakes surrounding Michigan, but also helps to keep harmful effects of drugs out of ground water, surface water and municipal water systems in our communities.

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All four Nash Drugs locations have been members of the Yellow Jug Old Drugs Program since 2010 and have been actively collecting unused drugs from community members. To date, we have collected over 1,000 pounds of unused drugs that would have more than likely, been disposed of improperly.

 

Nash Drugs provides this service to our community for FREE!

 


 

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Drugs in Our Water

The Great Lakes contain over 95% of all surface freshwater in the US. Most of us in the Great Lakes states live within a short drive to one of the Great Lakes and usually within walking distance to a nearby stream, river or inland lake. Our water is abundant, cleaner than it was years ago but not as pure as it could be.

Wherever we are in the Great Lakes region, the emerging issue of trace amounts of pharmaceutical compounds showing up in our surface, ground water and municipal water systems affects us.

Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) studies throughout the US have revealed the presence of trace amounts of pharmaceutical compounds in surface and ground water. Pharmaceutical contamination of water has a negative impact on the aquatic ecosystem including fish, birds and other wildlife. A US Geological Survey study concluded that 80% of streams sampled contained detectable levels of compounds found in common medications.

According to state environmental regulatory agencies wastewater treatment plants are not designed to remove or process many compounds found in medications that end up being discharged into our surface and ground water. Even if you live in a more remote area, you are not immune to potential problems. Your drinking water may be affected. Many medications including antibiotics, can destroy the beneficial bacteria necessary for a septic system to operate properly.

Watch the entire Yellow Jug Old Drugs Documentary.

 


Together we can lead the way
in promoting comprehensive solutions to collecting and properly disposing of unused/expired drugs so to keep them out of our water.

 

Please JOIN US in the safe disposal of drugs
by participating in the Nash Drugs Yellow Jug Program!

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