Expired medicines, outdated computer equipment, or goldfish we are tired of caring for - from time to time, we all have things we no longer want or need. But how we get rid of stuff can make an impact on the health of the environment. IISG has developed a series of toolkits and initiatives to help communities, schools or individuals wisely deal with unwanted medicine, aquarium plans, and animals. By safely disposing, recycling or donating many unwanted items, people can help protect the Great Lakes ecosystem and our drinking water quality.
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Safe Disposal of Unwanted Medicine; 4-H Youth Guide
A 4-H youth guide will provide messages that help people understand the proper ways to dispose of medications, reduce identification theft, and protect our waters.
Safe Disposal of Unwanted Medicine; High School Service-Learning Curriculum
A collection of lessons can be used in high school environmental science, civics, social studies, and biology classrooms.
Safe Disposal of Unwanted Medicine: Veterinary Medicine Student Mentoring Project
Veterinary medicine students will be trained to teach high school students and inspire stewardship of the environment.
Disposal of Unwanted Medicines: A Resource for Action in Your Community:
Tox Town - Environmental health concerns and toxic chemicals where you live, work and play
What's Wrong in this Room, a ToxMystery activity
Wastewater Treatment Basics and Wastewater Treatment Plant Virtual Tour
Down the Drain and Into the Yard
WasteWater Treatment for Youngsters
Learn about Chemicals around Your House