Diabetes management produces A LOT of trash. A lot. And much of it can’t just go into the garbage and then into the landfill (or shouldn’t). One item that shouldn’t go into the landfill are batteries. Some states have regulations on how you can and can’t dispose of sharps (syringes).
Our local pharmacy used to have a free sharps collection program, but when they were taken over by a national pharmacy that was one of the first things to go.
We have always participated in Insulet’s pod recycling program. Over the years I’ve heard many people grumble that they didn’t want to spend the few bucks that Insulet asked to cover the cost of shipping.
When I ordered pods last time, I asked them to include a couple of recycling bags. I was happy to hear that there is no longer a charge for the recycling program.
What’s even better is now you can put the return package into your mailbox instead of taking it to a retail location, which is much more convenient.
We filled two entire recycling bags with almost a year’s worth of pods. That’s a lot of pump changes!