MedShare wins Major Environmental Award

ImageMedShare has been selected to receive Acterra’s 2012 Business Environmental Award For Environmental Innovation.


Acterra’s Business Environmental Awards is one of the San Francisco Bay Area’s oldest and most prestigious environmental recognition programs. Initiated in 1990, it is considered a heavyweight among award programs due to its rigorous application and judging process. “Our awardees must demonstrate their environmental commitment and achievements through a careful vetting process,” states Committee Chair Laura Teksler. “In addition to a thorough written application, the top contenders must demonstrate their programs’ merits firsthand to the judges during a visit to the applicants’ facilities. By the time they are selected to receive our award, they have truly proven that their programs are “setting the bar” in corporate environmental leadership.”Image

This award recognizes the successful implementation of a new or significantly improved environmental product, solution or technology, such as a new business service or a new way of solving an environmental problem. As California’s first high-volume medical supply recycler, MedShare’s reuse program is changing the landscape of medical waste disposal in the State. We were able to demonstrate how we deliver measurable environmental and societal impacts through our quality processes.

MedShare’s work improves the quality of life in California by cutting back on environmental and public health hazards that can result from the disposal of medical surplus.  MedShare recycles plastic medical items like thoracic catheters, syringes, and drainage supplies that could have been incinerated, possibly causing poisonous dioxins.  MedShare also recycles medical supplies like bandages, gauze, and thousands of other items, which reduces volumes headed to landfills.

Past winners of awards include: HP, Genentech, Apple, Adobe, Solar City, Lockheed Martin Space Systems  and Stanford University – great company to be in!

MedShare will be honored at the 2012 Business Environmental Awards Reception on Thursday, May 31st  in Palo Alto.



MedShare named as finalist for Environmental Award

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..


ImageSince 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.