MedShare was recently named as a finalist for the Business Environmental Awards. These awards highlight and honor innovative programs and outstanding achievements which contribute toward a sustainable San Francisco Bay Area.
MedShare’s reuse program is changing the landscape of medical waste disposal in the State of California and we are honored to have been selected as a finalist for this prestigious award.
MedShare uniquely addresses the issue of increasing recycling within a market segment that is underperforming. MedShare is dramatically decreasing the amount of medical supplies currently going into the waste stream, while at the same time delivering life-saving materiel to the medically underserved. Unused surplus medical supplies would normally be destined for landfills, but instead, MedShare redistributes them to hospitals in developing countries as well as community-based health clinics throughout California..
Since its inception, the Acterra awards program has recognized over 140 businesses and organizations for corporate environmental leadership. The program’s goals include celebrating the accomplishments of businesses with innovative sustainable programs, recognizing leaders in the industry, and providing an educational forum that increases awareness and motivates all companies to adopt sustainable business practices.