You’ve likely used prescription drugs or someone in your household has. They’ve become near synonymous with western society, largely because of their dominance in western style medicine. While these drugs are developed to benefit the health of people, there is a growing number of studies that are showing alarming rates of pharmaceutical drugs in our drinking supply and our environment. This can lead to health complications with people as well as contamination of the natural ecosystems of our communities.
There is also a social impact of their presence: more and more youth are turning to pharmaceuticals for their drugs of choice, partially due to their availability. This has led to doctor-validated prescriptions turning into potentially deadly sources of substance abuse.
There is a solution, though: Eco-Drug Disposal. With these problems in mind, the company has developed a product that is effective, simple, immediate, and affordable for all pharmaceutical drug users.
Eco-Drug Disposal: The Solution
When learning about Eco-Drug Disposal, I was lucky enough to speak with Jared Cahill, the Managing Partner of In Harmony, LLC that distributes the product. He helped explain the idea, development, and future of Eco-Drug Disposal. The idea for the product first began with the creator’s own experiences as an emergency room nurse. After witnessing overdoses and complications with prescription drugs, it was clear there needed to be a more effective, immediate method for disposal. Sure, there are mail back programs, national drug take back days, incineration, and even the suggestion from the government to chop up the pills and mix them with cat liter. But most of these solutions only take care of a part of the problem, and sometimes the spawn other challenges.
This led to the creation of Eco-Drug Disposal – which dissolves and renders chemically inert all pharmaceutical drugs. Using activated carbon as their main ingredient, the mixture is able to bond to the drug and prevent it from leaching into water supplies. Of course, by dissolving the pill, it also helps prevent the misuse of drugs.
At first, I wondered how safe for the environment this could really be: a concoction that is full of dissolved drugs? How can this be ok? But, as Cahill ensured me, there are just three ingredients in this patented product: an acidic base (just like that of your stomach or vinegar), a surfactant, and the activated carbon. While there is nothing unique about any of the ingredients, the creator spent a lot time and effort to formulate the exact combination. Each was chosen based on its interaction with the environment. This makes for a low impact mixture, making it safe to pour out the contents and then recycle the bottle, which may soon be replaced with a biodegradable alternative.
There are currently two sizes to choose from: the 16 oz, which can hold about 100 pills, and the 64 oz. Soon, though, there are plans to offer a larger container more suitable for hospices, nursing homes, doctor’s offices, veterinary clinics, etc or for those who need to get rid of pharmaceuticals regularly. This will help curtail the problem of pharmaceuticals in the water supply by disposing of thousands of pills, and as a result, we’ll begin to find ourselves in a safer, healthier environment for our families and us.
Discover Eco-Drug Disposal (and get a discount)
Eco-Drug Disposal makes for a conscious purchase: whether you hold on to it for yourself or you gift it to someone who needs it, as this product helps you make a difference on both the environmental and social level. If you’d like to support this cause, find Eco-Drug Disposal online at www.ecodrugdisposal.com. You can also get a discount on your purchase: first, sign into your Facebook and second, travel to the Organic Soul Facebook and ‘Share’ our posting. We’ll message you with details on how to get 10 percent off your next purchase!