Student Developed National “P2D2” Pharmaceutical Disposal Program

The Prescription Pill and Drug Disposal program was created in 2007 as a collaborative effort between adult mentors, students, police departments, municipalities, civic groups, lawmakers, volunteers, and pharmacies that now spans across the country into over 18 states. P2D2’s goal is to educate the world about the environmental harm done when consumers improperly dispose of prescription and over-the-counter drugs. Students from Pontiac Township High School in Pontiac, Illinois, and Reedsburg Area High School in Reedsburg, Wisconsin, will represent the United States in Sweden this June at the Volvo Adventure Award Competition — an international environmental problem-solving program created by Volvo Car Corporation in partnership with the United Nations. Students ages 13 to 16 years must plan and execute environmental protection efforts in their local community, with one team from each participating country awarded an all-expenses-paid trip to Sweden to present their project.