Pharmaceuticals in the Environment Publications

Unused Pharmaceuticals Where Do They End Up?
A Snapshot of European Collection Schemes 

This snapshot report discusses the results of a survey carried out by HCWH Europe in the capital cities of six European countries (Belgium, Hungary, Italy, Lithuania, Portugal and the United Kingdom) to understand the general public's approach to disposal of unwanted medicines and to help assess the efficiency of existing pharmaceutical collection schemes in these countries. 


Guide | How Doctors Can Help Reduce Pharmaceutical Pollution

Also Available in German

Our guide for doctors, details the environmental problems posed by improper disposal of pharmaceuticals and the excretion of pharmaceutical residues. This provides advice on simple practices that doctors can use to help reduce unnecessary pharmaceutical emissions from entering the environment.



HCWH Europe's Recommendations on Pharmaceuticals in the Environment