BDEW calls for new medicine strategy for Germany from manufacturer to consumer

BDEW calls for new medicine strategy for Germany from manufacturer to consumer MEDUWA shows the way: In order to reduce pharmaceuticals in the environment, involve actors along the value chain and, in addition to the disposal level, also address the production and application levels. Here is an German article of …

Antibiotic-resistant genes found in Arctic soils

Antibiotic-resistant genes found in Arctic soils How Newcastle scientists have found something disturbing in the High Arctic. A Newcastle University-led project has discovered antibiotic-resistant genes in Arctic soils.  They are responsible for some of the world’s deadliest superbugs. Read the Chronicle Life Article here.

Multi-resistant germs in water: Green party threatens Environment Minister Lies with lawsuit

Multi-resistant germs in water: Green party threatens Environment Minister Lies with lawsuit The Green party Bündnis 90/ Die Grünen accuse the State of Lower Saxony of withholding data on multi-resistant germs in Lower Saxony’s waters. Now they threaten Environment Minister Olaf Lies with legal action. Read more in the article …

Whatever doesn’t get in, doesn’t have to get out!

Whatever doesn’t get in, doesn’t have to get out! Nettie Aarnink, Director at the water board Vechtstromen over medicine residues in the water People in the Netherlands are using more and more medicines. These medicine residues can be partially purified from the waste water by the sewage treatment plants. As …

CleanMed Europe – Minister Bruno Bruins on medicine residues in waste water

        CleanMed Europe – Minister Bruno Bruins on medicine residues in waste water Over three days, partners from different industries met to discuss challenges and opportunities for sustainable health care at the CleanMed European Conference. Bruno Bruins, the Dutch Minister of Health Care, emphasised the importance of …

DBU Forum “Gentle Medicine for Healthy Animals” on 16 October 2018, Osnabrück

DBU Forum “Gentle Medicine for Healthy Animals” on 16 October 2018, Osnabrück Pharmaceutical residues in the environment are a global problem. They can pose a risk to human health and have been shown to harm the environment. Residues of veterinary medicines are mainly found in manure and slurry of the …

Welcome to the MEDUWA Blog

Welcome to the MEDUWA-Vecht(e) Blog Here you can find current articles on the MEDUWA-Vecht(e) project. MEDUWA-Vecht(e) is an INTERREG project and therefore a German-Dutch cooperation. Hence, some links are in other languages than the blog post itself. We are looking forward to stimulating comments, discussions or questions about our blog …