Faculty Advisor

Christopher, Peter R.

Faculty Advisor

Hersh, Robert

Center

Albania

Abstract

Managing pharmaceutical waste effectively can reduce risks to the environment and public health. In collaboration with the EDEN Center, an Albanian environmental NGO, our study assessed and analyzed the current pharmaceutical waste management system in Tirana. We interviewed ten percent of the over 730 pharmacies in Tirana as well as other stakeholders to identify the current practices, challenges, and opportunities for improvement. Our study concluded that pharmacists would benefit from more information regarding laws, treatment companies, and their environmental impact. We also recommend additional incentives and regulations be implemented by the government, and a further study be conducted to expand upon our findings

Publisher

Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Accepted

December 2016

Project Type

Interactive Qualifying Project

Accessibility

Unrestricted

Advisor Department

Mathematical Sciences

Advisor Department

Interdisciplinary Programs

Project Center

Albania

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