If you ever wonder how to safely get rid of medical waste like old medications and syringes, there’s a solution right here on the island – Punto SIGRE.
What Is Punto SIGRE?
Punto SIGRE is a helpful program that takes care of medical waste in a responsible way. It’s not just for Gran Canaria; it’s a part of Spain’s efforts to make sure we handle medical waste correctly.
Safe Medical Waste Disposal
If you have old medicines or used syringes, you might not know what to do with them. Punto SIGRE is the answer:
- Drop-off Points: Punto SIGRE has places in many local pharmacies where you can take your old or unused medications, including both prescription and over-the-counter medicines. These drop-off spots are also the right places for throwing away used syringes.
- Helping the Environment: Punto SIGRE cares about our environment. Throwing away medical waste the wrong way can hurt our land and water. They want to stop that from happening.
- Teaching the Community: Punto SIGRE tells people how to safely throw away medical waste. They say it’s not okay to flush medicines down the toilet or toss them in the trash. They encourage you to use the drop-off points in your local pharmacy instead.
- Pharmacies Help: Local pharmacies support Punto SIGRE. They make sure that all the old medicines and syringes you drop off are thrown away safely and don’t harm the environment.
- Working Together: Punto SIGRE works with different groups, like medicine companies and healthcare workers, to make sure they follow the rules about throwing away medical waste.
- Global Effort: Punto SIGRE is part of a big effort worldwide to handle medical waste the right way.
In Gran Canaria, we care about our island and the environment. Punto SIGRE makes it simple to dispose of medical waste properly, like syringes and old medicines. So, the next time you’re not sure what to do with your medical waste, remember that we have Punto SIGRE to help us protect our beautiful island. It’s a team effort, and Punto SIGRE is here to make it easy for you.
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Website and more info via www.sigre.es.
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