I’m gonna be totally honest with you — I never thought about expiration dates on over-the-counter medication before. Also, I had a bunch of it in my medicine cabinet.
I’m not alone, either. Check out these stats:
- 62% of adults have never sought information on how to properly dispose their expired over-the-counter (OTC) medicines
- 50% of adults say they typically dispose of unwanted or expired OTC meds in the trash but only 8% mix them with undesirable substances before tossing
I hate cats and I loathe the taste of coffee, so kitty litter and coffee grinds have always been undesirable substances to me. But little did I know both would actually come in handy one day. That’s because they’re included in the three simple disposal steps:
- Mix medicines (do not crush tablets or capsules) with an unpalatable substance such as kitty litter or used coffee grounds
- Place the mixture in a container such as a sealed plastic bag
- Throw the container in your household trash
That’s it. Seriously. But if you want more information, you can check out more great tips here.
And although I generally try to keep my ugly mug off video, I’ve teamed up with some great Know Your OTCs bloggers who all combined to form one awesome video.
This is a sponsored post. I am collaborating with the CHPA (Consumer Health Products Association) Educational Foundation and knowyourOTCs.org. I was compensated for this post but as always, my opinions are my own.