MEDSdisposal campaign

Leading organisations:
Council of European Dentists (CED), EurEau (water sector), Partnership of the Association of the European Self-Medication Industry - AESGP, The European Federation of Pharmaceutical Industries and Associations - EFPIA, The European Pharmaceutical Students’ Association (EPSA), Pharmaceutical full-line wholesalers in Europe (GIRP), Medicines for Europe, and Pharmaceutical Group of the European Union (PGEU)

2015 – ongoing

Geographic Area:


This campaign aims at raising awareness on how to dispose of unused or expired medicines appropriately in Europe, bringing information on current disposal schemes in European countries to one place

Target audience:
General Public

Area of interest:
Collection schemes at national level, Pharmaceutical waste & waste management, and Unused/expired pharmaceutical disposal practices


Encouraging Member States to provide information on disposal practices and national initiatives, organizing local events

Communication material:

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HCWH Europe gratefully acknowledges the financial support of the European Commission (EC)’s LIFE+ programme, the Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation, and Nuclear Safety (BMU) Germany, and the German Environment Agency (UBA). HCWH Europe is solely responsible for the content of this project and related materials. The views expressed do not reflect the official views of the EC, BMU, or UBA.