December 5, 2020

Celebrating World Soil Day

December 5th is World Soil Day, an initiative by the United Nations to spread awareness about the importance of soil biodiversity and the protection of soil. Soil is a living resource, that makes up 25% of the biodiversity in this world, and plays a much bigger part in our ecosystem than we think.

The initiative was created by the United Nations under the leadership of the late H.M. King Bhumibol Adulyadej King of Thailand, and 5 December was chosen because it corresponds with his birthday. 

So what can you do to help promote the biodiversity and importance of soil?

By moving to a greener and more sustainable way of living, you can reduce your footprint and impact on our soil. Another way you can help support healthy soil is by ensuring any unwanted or expired medicines are taken to your local pharmacy where they will be safely transported to an EPA-approved incinerator. 

When unwanted medicines are disposed of in regular garbage, they end up contaminating the soil around the landfill and harming the environment. 

So start by clearing out your medicine cabinet today and returning your unwanted medicines to your local pharmacy, and make a helpful contribution to the biodiversity of our soil.

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