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National
HPSAoffice posted on Thu, Apr 11, 2019

Proposed BC Medications Return Program Plan- Consultation Notice

April 17, 2019

The Health Products Stewardship Association (HPSA) is conducting public consultations on the renewal of its Stewardship Plan for Consumer Health Products from April 17, 2019 through May 31, 2019.

The British Columbia Medication Return Program (BCMRP) is the approved stewardship program for prescription drugs, over-the-counter medications, and health products in the Province. BCMRP is managed by HPSA on behalf of Canada’s Consumer Health Products industries, pursuant to the BC Recycling Regulation. The original plan was approved by the BC Ministry of Environment in March of 2007.

National
HPSAoffice posted on Fri, Feb 16, 2018

NEW Recyclepedia App

We our proud to introduce the Canada Recyclepedia App. The National App, available for both Iphones & Androids, provides users a list of the 10 nearest locations to recycle your unused/expires meds as well as full sharps containers, based on your location, as well as a Google map with directions. 

Both App's provide the option to call the RCBC Recycling Hotline for additions questions. 

Download the App TODAY by visit RCBC.

For Iphone users please visit the IStore

For Androids users please visit GooglePlay

British Columbia
HPSAoffice posted on Fri, May 26, 2017

BC News Release May 2017

May 9, 2017

 

For immediate release:

 

BC pharmacists help residents safely destroy 88.7 tonnes of household pharmaceutical waste

 

Pharmacists in British Columbia helped residents safely destroy 88.7 tonnes of expired or unused medications in 2016, reports the Health Product Stewardship Association (HPSA) which manages the Medications Return Program in the province.

National
HPSAoffice posted on Wed, May 24, 2017

National News Release 2017

May 9, 2017

 

A staggering 386 tonnes of unwanted medications safely destroyed in 2016

 

Ottawa – Canadians and their pharmacists in four provinces have helped safely destroy a staggering 386 tonnes of unused or expired medications in 2016, says the Health Product Stewardship Association (HPSA) which manages medications return programs in British Columbia, Manitoba, Ontario and Prince Edward Island.  

PEI
HPSAoffice posted on Wed, May 24, 2017

PEI News Release May 2017

May 9, 2017

 

PEI pharmacists help residents safely destroy 6.8 tonnes

of household pharmaceutical and sharps waste

 

Ottawa –Pharmacists on Prince Edward Island helped residents safely destroy 4.2 tonnes of expired or unused medications and 2.6 tonnes of sharps -- needles, lancets and alike -- in 2016 in the province’s first full year of a medical pharmaceutical and sharps waste recovery effort developed and managed by the Health Product Stewardship Association (HPSA).

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