Unnecessary stockpiling of medicines in people’s homes is a common contributory factor to medicines wastage. However, there are several other factors that could lead to waste of medicines, such as the unnecessary or inappropriate ingestion of medicines if not really needed. There are numerous repercussions of medicines waste, including financial ones. Since waste of medicines is considered as hazardous waste, there are also environmental and public health implications if medicines are not stored or disposed of appropriately. Therefore, while waste of medicines seems to be a problem of the individual, in reality it is a societal issue that needs to be addressed collectively by all stakeholders. A national public educational campaign will be organised with the aim of raising awareness about the issue of medicines waste and solutions on how to prevent this type of hazardous waste could be the first step to mitigate this societal issue.