Friday, February 11, 2011

Pontiac HS honored for drug-disposal program

The Pontiac Prescription Pill and Drug Disposal Program continues to receive national attention. The program, also known as P2D2, has received the President's Environmental Youth Award through the Environmental Protection Agency. Pontiac Township High School Ecology Teacher Paul Ritter says in Illinois alone, P2D2 has been responsible for the proper destruction of over 100,000 pounds of pharmaceuticals. Ritter’s PTHS students were instrumental in starting the program, which encourages people to properly dispose of unused prescription medicine.

Ritter says the program continues to grow.

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