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MedShare Wins 2011 California Reuse Award
California’s largest medical supply recycler recognized for achievement in the reuse of materials
The California Resource Recovery Association is a statewide recycling association whose vision is to achieve environmental sustainability in and beyond California through Zero Waste strategies. The Reuse Award is annually presented to a California corporation, government agency, or community-based organization for special achievement in the reuse of materials. MedShare, the State’s largest medical supply recycler, received recognition for their commitment to recovering and recycling surplus medical supplies.
“MedShare continues to lead the way in innovative solutions for recovering and redistributing healthcare excess, and we’re honored to be recognized by the CRRA for our efforts,” said Chuck Haupt, Executive Director, MedShare’s Western Region. “In 2010, MedShare’s Western Region mobilized over 3,000 community volunteers to help sort, process, and box the 380,000 lbs. of supplies donated by over 30 hospitals and diverted from CA landfills or out of state incinerators. These critically needed supplies were put in the hands of medical professionals to save lives in some of the most remote and desperate places on Earth.”
MedShare is an innovative nonprofit with a dual mission to deliver surplus medical supplies to underserved populations around the world while lessening the impact of medical waste in the U.S. The organization has delivered 700 40-foot containers of humanitarian aid to needy health facilities in 87 countries.
A.B. Short, CEO and co-founder of MedShare, said, “MedShare strives to maximize our positive environmental impact in the communities we serve and we are honored to receive this recognition of our efforts.”
CRRA is dedicated to achieving environmental sustainability in and beyond California through Zero Waste strategies including product stewardship, waste prevention, reuse, recycling and composting. CRRA advances local, regional and state wide waste reduction efforts which result in critical environmental and climate protection outcomes.
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MedShare bridges the gap between surplus and need, to improve healthcare and the environment through the efficient recovery and redistribution of surplus medical supplies and equipment to those most in need.