Assorted links for September 8, 2010

Interesting links related to uncluttering and remarkable living:

  • The US Drug Enforcement Administration is sponsoring a national take-back initiative to accept unused or expired prescription drugs for safe disposal on Saturday, September 25. “Collection activities will take place from 10:00 a.m. through 2:00 p.m. at sites established throughout the country.” Check the DEA site for locations in your community.
  • Along similar lines, but with clothing instead of medications, the Men’s Wearhouse is accepting lightly used men’s suits, sports coats, slacks, dress shirts and shoes, business casual clothing, coats, ties, cuff links, and other accessories during the month of September. The Men’s Wearhouse National Suit Drive gives the suits to local non-profit organizations. Donations can be made at any Men’s Wearhouse.
  • I stumbled upon an ezinearticle about the Top Five Regrets of the Dying. It’s an incredibly humbling article, and helpful for anyone wrestling with their vision for a remarkable life.
  • DumbLittleMan has a wonderfully inspiring article “7 Must Read Success Lessons from Ralph Waldo Emerson.” If you’re looking for motivation to make a change and become an unclutterer, Emerson is a great place to start.
  • Fellow runners will be glad to know that Nike+ tracking no longer requires a proprietary chip (*cough* unitasker *cough*) to be worn in your shoe. Lifehacker reports on the Nike+ GPS app for iPhone and iPod Touch.

4 Comments for “Assorted links for September 8, 2010”

  1. posted by Rich on

    “The US Drug Enforcement Administration is sponsoring a national take-back initiative to accept unused or expired prescription drugs for safe disposal on …”

    In the UK, you can take surplus medicine back to any chemist/pharmacy at any time, where it will be safely disposed of. Is this not standard in the US?

  2. posted by Matt P on

    Rich,
    I’m from the UK, now living in the US. I was about to post the same thing.
    I was surprised to find out that it’s not standard in the US.

  3. posted by Rachel on

    I saw on the news a few months ago that unused drugs in hospitals and nursing homes (this includes unopened packages) are flushed down the toilet. This is causing concern about residual pharmaceuticals in the water supply. Currently, there is no way to filter these from water.

  4. posted by AnnieR on

    Australian pharmacies/chemists, like those in the UK, take back out of date and unwanted drugs and arrange for them to be destroyed. Much better than sending them to landfill or flushing down the toilet.

    I’m not sure how generally this is known here, though.

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