Unused and expired medicines from the home medicine cabinet can be recycled if they are taken to the pharmacy
Where can medicines of domestic origin be recycled?
Depositing them in pharmacy containers identified with the SIGRE distinctive.
SIGRE is the Integrated Management and Collection System for Containers and distributes containers to pharmacies that voluntarily adhere to this initiative. They can be found in most of the more than 2.900 authorized pharmacies in the Community of Madrid.
what to deposit
Medicines that have stopped being used, started or not, even if they have not expired
Medications based on medicinal plants dispensed in pharmacies (not herbalists)
Medication packaging and empty containers
Prefilled syringes and insulin pens
Parapharmacy products (dietary, nutrition, hygiene...) bearing the SIGRE dot logo
do not deposit
Needles (except prefilled syringes and insulin pens) and sharp objects
Cure materials (gauzes, bandages, tape...)
Bottles or bags for taking samples of blood, feces and urine
Parapharmacy products (except those bearing the SIGRE logo on the packaging)
If you recycle, nature thanks you
Medicines contain compounds that if released into water can behave in unexpected ways and can negatively affect human health and the environment
Drug components tend to pass into the natural cycle with danger to the environment