Recycling Medication Bottles
Sunday, September 4, 2016
Posted by: Andrea Guidi
Most of us reading this article take it for granted that our medications are going to come in resealable clean containers. In some parts of the world, however, this is not the case. Medications are distributed in whatever the health care provider or clinic has available (which could be as basic as a scrap of paper).
You can help change this by donating your empty plastic pill bottles to Matthew 25: Ministries, which will then send the containers to areas where they are needed. You can make your efforts go even further by asking your family, church, workplace, or civic groups to take up a collection. If any of the containers are not suitable for this purpose, Matthew 25: Ministries will recycle them to raise funds to cover postage and other expenses.
Prescription and over-the-counter medication bottles are accepted. Bottles should be clean and dry, with a top; don’t forget to cross out or remove your personal information.
Matthew 25: Ministries also accepts medical supplies such as gauze, tape, syringes, etc., and other items that are “redistributed to the poorest of the poor and disaster victims” in the U.S. and forty other countries.
Send your donated bottles to: Matthew 25: Ministries, www.m25m.org, 11060 Kenwood Rd., Cincinnati, OH 45242, (513) 793-6256 (mark “pill bottles” on box).
We were also told about another missionary group, called Life Connection Mission, which has a similar program, but we were unable to find any details.