CAHI and its members care about the environment. Here are some examples of how we support this commitment everyday:
- Partnering with the Health Products Stewardship Association on consumer health product returns programs
- Following provincial requirements for product packaging and printed paper (i.e. Blue Box Programs)
- Voluntarily partnering with CleanFarms to offer obsolete livestock and equine animal health product disposal from farms
Obsolete Livestock Medications Collections
In 2014, the Canadian Animal Health Institute (CAHI) partnered with CleanFarms to offer Canadian livestock and horse owners a national program to collect and safely dispose of unwanted and/or expired animal medications. The animal component of this program builds on the highly successful obsolete pesticide collection program that has been in place since 1998. This unique program offers farmers an environmentally responsible way to dispose of unwanted or expired product, free of charge.
Obsolete collections are offered in each province once every three years. Farmers drop off their obsolete materials at a designated collection site. In between collection periods, farmers are asked to safely store their medications until they can properly dispose of them through this program. Collected products are safely transported to a high temperature incineration facility for disposal.