A local non-profit organisation has resumed collecting unused and expired medicine to help reduce biomedical waste from residential complexes.
Story so far: After the pandemic, the ‘Be the Prescription for Change’ initiative has been resumed by Environmental Synergies in Development (Ensyde). They are collaborating with 25 resident welfare associations in Whitefield, C V Raman Nagar, Bilekahalli, Bellandur, Haralur, J P Nagar, Hongasandra, Kanakapura Road and Cooke Town.
- They have been at it since April, and have installed collection bins at several apartments. 22 of them are already almost entirely full since the time of installation. The first round of collection will happen in June.
Stuff they accept: They are willing to take all capsules, including allopathic, ayurvedic, veterinary and homoeopathic medicine. As long as they’re intact, you can deposit them in the closest collection bin set up by the organisation.
Stuff they don’t accept: Usually, dry waste is what they don’t accept. This includes needles, blades, bandages, surgical paraphernalia, thermometers, diabetic strips, empty or broken bottles, empty medicine strips or cotton.