Drugs are Universal Wastes

January 2009
Pollution Engineering;Jan2009, Vol. 41 Issue 1, p12
Trade Publication
The article focuses on the proposed addition of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) hazardous pharmaceutical waste to the Universal Waste Rule. It notes that the proposed rule encourages generators to dispose pharmaceutical waste classified as non-hazardous under the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA) as universal waste. It will also facilitate the collection of personal medications classified as household hazardous wastes.


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