“These are mostly anti-depressants my husband stopped taking. If it goes into the garbage, it leeches into the landfill.” Maradee Abel, 71, drops off unused medicine to be destroyed in a drug take back program in Kirkland earlier this year. (Photo by Isolde Raftery / KUOW)

“These are mostly anti-depressants my husband stopped taking. If it goes into the garbage, it leeches into the landfill." Maradee Abel, 71, drops off unused medicine to be destroyed in a drug take back program in Kirkland earlier this year. (Photo by Isolde Raftery / KUOW)

“These are mostly anti-depressants my husband stopped taking. If it goes into the garbage, it leeches into the landfill.” Maradee Abel, 71, drops off unused medicine to be destroyed in a drug take back program in Kirkland earlier this year. (Photo by Isolde Raftery / KUOW)

Alex Stonehill

Alex is a cofounder and editor of The Seattle Globalist. He's a visual journalist whose work has been published by PBS, The Seattle Times, FRONTLINE/World and the Seattle Weekly.  Alex teaches journalism in the University of Washington's Department of Communication and recently directed the documentary film Barzan.

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