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<p class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-family:"Calibri Light",sans-serif;color:#1F497D">If you passed this over, I encourage you to take a quick look at all of the tabs on their website. We just had the debate about whether to support legislation requiring
 all pharmacies to collect (I don’t agree with that), or whether we should instead highlight or formally recognize those that have already begun to provide take-back. This is kind of a third option that both recognizes the good and calls out the non-participants.
 Kudos to the Lonely Drop-Box people!<o:p></o:p></span></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><b><span style="font-size:11.0pt;font-family:"Calibri",sans-serif">From:</span></b><span style="font-size:11.0pt;font-family:"Calibri",sans-serif"> Pharmwaste [mailto:pharmwaste-bounces@lists.dep.state.fl.us]
<b>On Behalf Of </b>Ed Gottlieb<br>
<b>Sent:</b> Thursday, February 08, 2018 10:17 AM<br>
<b>To:</b> pharmwaste@lists.dep.state.fl.us<br>
<b>Subject:</b> [Pharmwaste] Impressive push for drop-boxes in VA<o:p></o:p></span></p>
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<p><span style="font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Helvetica Neue",serif;color:#333333;background:white">Local action and activism in Roanoke, VA:</span><span style="font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Tahoma",sans-serif;color:black"><o:p></o:p></span></p>
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<p><span style="font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Helvetica Neue",serif;color:#333333;background:white">"Local law enforcement along with the Prevention Council of Roanoke County are launching the Lonely Drop-Box project to encourage local pharmacies to install
 drug disposal boxes of their own. Currently, only eight of the 217 pharmacies in the surrounding area offer in-store drop-boxes." </span><span style="font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Tahoma",sans-serif;color:black"><o:p></o:p></span></p>
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<p><span style="font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Helvetica Neue",serif;color:#333333;background:white">"students are still working hard to finish [making] the drop-box. This is their second one"</span><span style="font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Tahoma",sans-serif;color:black"><o:p></o:p></span></p>
<p><span style="font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Helvetica Neue",serif;color:#333333;background:white">(story has photo)</span><span style="font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Tahoma",sans-serif;color:black"><o:p></o:p></span></p>
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<p><span style="font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Helvetica Neue",serif;color:#333333;background:white">"local people are mailing 4,000 postcards to the CEOs of CVS, Walgreens, Kroger and Walmart -- the four largest chain store pharmacies in our area -- asking
 them to install drug disposal boxes."</span><span style="font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Tahoma",sans-serif;color:black"><o:p></o:p></span></p>
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<p><span style="font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Tahoma",sans-serif;color:black"><a href="https://www.wsls.com/news/virginia/roanoke/lonely-drop-box-project-launched-in-roanoke-county-to-combat-opioid-epidemic">https://www.wsls.com/news/virginia/roanoke/lonely-drop-box-project-launched-in-roanoke-county-to-combat-opioid-epidemic</a><o:p></o:p></span></p>
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<p><span style="font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Tahoma",sans-serif;color:black"><a href="https://www.lonelydropbox.org/">https://www.lonelydropbox.org/</a><o:p></o:p></span></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Tahoma",sans-serif;color:black">Ed Gottlieb
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Chair, Coalition for Safe Medication Disposal<br>
Board Member, New York Product Stewardship Council<br>
Member, National Association of Clean Water Agencies Pretreatment & Pollution Prevention Committee<br>
Member, Product Stewardship Institute Pharmaceuticals’ Policy & Coordination Work Group <br>
Member, New York Water Environment Association Government Affairs Committee<br>
Member, Tompkins County Water Resources Council<br>
Industrial Pretreatment Coordinator<br>
Ithaca Area Wastewater Treatment Facility<br>
525 3<sup>rd</sup> Street<br>
Ithaca, NY  14850<br>
</span><span style="font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Tahoma",sans-serif;color:blue"><a href="tel:(607)%20273-8381" target="_blank">(607) 273-8381</a><br>
</span><span style="font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Tahoma",sans-serif;color:black">fax:
<a href="tel:(607)%20273-8433" target="_blank"><span style="color:#0066CC">(607) 273-8433</span></a></span><span style="font-family:"Tahoma",sans-serif;color:black"><o:p></o:p></span></p>
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