Health Products Stewardship Association

2014

Ontario
HPSAoffice posted on Fri, Oct 17, 2014

I Don't Flush Public Awareness Campaign Launched in Ontario

TORONTO, ON — October 15, 2014 — Urging consumers to take a closer look at their water use habits, the Ontario Clean Water Agency (OCWA) and the Clean Water Foundation (CWF) – in conjunction with The Regional Municipality of York Region, the Region of Peel and the Health Products Stewardship Association, launch the I don’t flush public awareness campaign. The campaign asks the public to return their unused/unwanted medications back to the pharmacy as opposed to flushing them down the toilet or drain, or throwing them in the garbage.

Ontario
HPSAoffice posted on Tue, Sep 09, 2014

Ontario Residents Return 750 Tonnes of Pharmaceuticals and Sharps

OTTAWA, Sept. 10, 2014 - Health Products Stewardship Association (HPSA) is pleased to announce that Residents of Ontario returned 750 tonnes of pharmaceuticals and sharps from households for proper disposal between Oct. 1, 2012 and December 31, 2013. Almost 90% of the unused/expired pharmaceuticals and used sharps were returned by residents to retail pharmacies registered as collection locations in the Ontario Medications Return Program (OMRP) and the Ontario Sharps Collection Program (OSCP). The two programs are the first and only extended producer responsibility (EPR) programs to be regulated under the Ontario Environmental Protection Act and are administered by HPSA on behalf of the health products industries.

Ontario
HPSAoffice posted on Mon, May 05, 2014

HPSA Announces 543 Tonnes Diverted from Ontario Landfills in 2013

2013 Annual Report Issued for Sharps and Pharmaceuticals Extended Producer Responsibility Programs in Ontario - 543 Tonnes Collected

OTTAWA - Health Products Stewardship Association (HPSA) is pleased to announce the release of the first Annual Report for the Ontario Sharps Collection Program and the Ontario Medications Return Program. The two programs are the first and only extended producer responsibility (EPR) programs to be regulated under the Ontario Environmental Protection Act and are administered by HPSA on behalf of the health products industry.

Ontario
HPSAoffice posted on Wed, Apr 23, 2014

HPSA to support 2014 National Prescription Drug Drop-Off Day

The Health Products Stewardship Association (HPSA) proudly announces its support and involvement with the 2014 National Prescription Drug Drop-Off Day.  This year’s event takes place Saturday May 10th, and HPSA is encouraging the public to check their medicine cabinets for unused and expired medications.  The one day take back is a community-safety initiative led by the Canadian Association of Chiefs of Police.