Curtis Bay, Maryland - April 13, 2017: Non-hazardous pharmaceutical waste sits in white boxes atop the middle box conveyor belt at the Curtis Bay Medical Waste Incinerator plant in Curtis Bay, Md., Thursday April 13, 2017.
The boxes containing non-hazardous materials often have unused drugs and supplies from medical facilities and nursing homes. Unused drugs are regularly discarded. Some are flushed, others populate landfills, while the most environmentally safe option of the three is incineration.
CREDIT: Matt Roth