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Medicines and cosmetics / Syringes and cannulas

Medicines and cosmetics / Syringes and cannulas

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Medication substances may, if handled inappropriately or in high concentrations, harm human beings and the environment. This count also for cosmetics. Used syringes and cannulas represent a significant potential danger for disposal and thus should be collected in the safety boxes.

Statistics of Medication from 1993-2019 (German)

Preventing/Reducing:

Only buy the quantities you actually need. Use safety boxes (available in pharmacies) to collect syringes and cannulas.

Recycling/environment correct disposal:

Unusable medication and cosmetics as well as syringes and cannulas undergo heat treatment in appropriate installations.

IMPORTANT! Not in the household waste! Special collection containers for syringes and cannulas are available free of charge at the recycling park or at the SDK.

The collection of medication and syringes is carried out together with the pharmacies in Luxembourg (Syndicat des Pharmaciens Luxembourgeois).

More informations:

Informations about medication

Infographique about medication (German)

Flyer about medication

The dead tree and fish for substances dangerous for water

A second life for old glasses

With the support of Luxembourg opticians and recycling and resource centers

The SuperDrecksKescht® coordinates the national collection of old eyeglasses. The campaign is supported by the Luxembourg opticians. Drop-off options are available at all SuperDrecksKescht® mobile collection points and at the recycling and resource centers, as well as at your optician upon request.

The glasses are collected at SDK’s logistics center in Colmar-Berg and regularly handled to ‘Brillen weltweit‘ (glasses worldwide).

‚Brillen weltweit‘ is a non-profit action that forwards the used eyeglasses after a quality control for humanitarian purposes all over the world. So far, more than 2 million pairs of glasses have been collected, refurbished and provided to visually impaired people through local NGOs around the world.

The refurbishment of the glasses is done by long-term unemployed people. ‚Brillen weltweit‘ is for the reuse / recycling of used eyeglasses. The long-term professional support is provided by an experienced master optician. There are collection points in Germany, Switzerland, Liechtenstein and Belgium and now also in Luxembourg.

The campaign bears the generally recognized DZI donation seal, a seal of quality for reputable and transparent donation organizations that handle the goods or funds entrusted to them responsibly.

The preparation of the glasses includes

  • Cleaning
  • Test to determine whether the eyeglasses are single vision or varifocals
  • Repair of defective glasses using existing parts
  • Determination of the strength of the glasses
  • Creation of a spectacle passport with all necessary information
  • Removal of plastic parts such as temple ends and nose pads for glasses that are no longer usable
  • material recycling of glasses that are no longer usable

Sunglasses are also checked and repaired if necessary and go to a separate project in northern India.

SDK-Infoblatt (german-french)

Glasses

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Used syringes – off into the safety box

Many – especially chronic – diseases, such as diabetes, are nowadays treated by regular injections at home. That is why more and more hypodermic needles and syringes are being used in the private sector.

Used syringes can pose a considerable risk in case of improper disposal. Employees of waste disposal companies, but also family members or the user themselves can injure themselves unintentionally, not to mention a possible risk of infection.

In the household waste analysis organized by the environmental administration, syringes and cannulas are repeatedly found in the residual waste.

Use the safety box, which was specifically introduced for syringes and cannulas from private households by the SDK in cooperation with doctors and pharmacies and is available free of charge in all pharmacies and at SuperDrecksKëscht® on request. They are available in 2 sizes – 1 l and 2.5 l.

How does the collection work with the safety box ?

Used syringes and needles, including insulin pens, are simply inserted. When the container is fully filled, the safety lock is pressed until it clicks into place. This keeps the contents safe until final disposal. Detailed instructions can be found on the label of the box. Return filled containers to your pharmacy or SDK collection points.

Caution: The syringe container must be correctly and completely closed when dispensed to avoid the risk of injury.

Instructions for use

Syringes

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