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 a result, medicine residues end up in the environment. In this Vitens newsletter, Nettie Aarnink, Director at the Vechtstromen water board, writes about the importance of working together to take steps in the entire medicine chain to reduce pharmaceutical residues in the water – from production, use, collection and purification. Whatever doesn’t get in, doesn’t have to get out!