Curtis Bay, Maryland - April 13, 2017: Pharmaceutical waste drips from the hopper bucket into the incinerator at the Curtis Bay Medical Waste Incinerator plant in Curtis Bay, Md., Thursday April 13, 2017. Non-hazardous waste, in the white boxes, often includes unused drugs and supplies from medical facilities and nursing homes.
Unused drugs are sometimes flushed down toilets by staff, or they populate landfills in waste bags. Incineration is the most environmentally friendly form of medical wasted disposal.
CREDIT: Matt Roth