MedShare Recognized by State of California for Waste Reduction Commitment

We are excited to announce that in only our first year in operations in San Leandro, MedShare was named a 2009 Waste Reduction Awards Program(WRAP) winner by The California Integrated Waste Management Board (CIWMB).

Volunteers sorting thousands of pounds of medical supplies saved from landfills

The WRAP awards honor California companies and nonprofits for workplace solutions to cut their waste output and reduce the amount of waste being sent to landfills.  MedShare was recognized for their efficient recovery and redistribution of surplus medical supplies and equipment to improve the environment and healthcare.

“This is our first year of operations, and we are honored that our waste reduction efforts are being recognized by the State of California” said Chuck Haupt, Executive Director, MedShare’s Western Region. “In cooperation with leading hospitals and manufacturers we were able to divert over 60 tons of surplus supplies from landfills in 2008.”

In Northern California, there are more than 20 hospitals participating in MedShare’s innovative Hospital Recovery Program.  These hospitals recognize the local environmental benefit that their contributions have, and the impact that they will have on global health.

“We have been please with the support that MedShare has received from hospitals and medical companies during our first year of operation in California, and this award only strengthens the support of our environmental efforts,” said A.B. Short, Co-Founder and CEO of MedShare.