Apr 22, 2013
By Jane Brown
We’ve all thrown out products that have passed their expiry date. But could you imagine flushing a half a million dollars worth of hand sanitizer down the drain? A published report says the City of Toronto did just that because it couldn’t find a way to use up the hand sanitizer before it expired. The wasted sanitizer was part of a multimillion dollar stockpile of medical supplies that would be handed out to front line city and healthcare workers if a pandemic struck. City Councillor Cesar Pallacio says, “you would never see this in the private sector, but in the end, it’s the taxpayers who are paying for this level of inefficiency.” A city spokesperson told the Toronto Star, every effort was made to use the hand sanitizer through normal operational demand.
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