Congratulations are in order for several Sea Grant staffers from around the Great Lakes who worked on a major prescription drug disposal initiative. 

From our Unwanted Meds blog

“Undo the Great Lakes Chemical Brew: Proper PPCP Disposal was funded by a Great Lakes Restoration Initiative (GLRI) grant from the U.S. EPA. By combining outreach and educational efforts, the project helps Great Lakes basin residents understand the correct use and proper disposal of unwanted medications and personal care products.

The project was awarded the 2012 Great Lakes Superior Outreach Programming Award, which is presented by the Great Lakes Sea Grant Network to recognize multi-program initiatives that have helped solve a problem of major importance in the Great Lakes basin. It recognizes exceptional leadership, teamwork, and accomplishments by Great Lakes Sea Grant personnel, and is the highest award the Great Lakes Sea Grant Network bestows.”

The program accomplished a tremendous amount of work in reaching communities with important information about proper medicine disposal, and in hosting collection events. Visit the complete blog post linked above to read more about how several Great Lakes Sea Grant programs worked together to make this initiative an award winner.