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Pharmaceutical Consumer TakeBack Suite Earns Top Product of the Year Award from Environmental Leader

Jun07
By: Stericycle

INDIANAPOLIS (June 7, 2017) – Stericycle Environmental Solutions, a leading provider of environmental and regulated waste management solutions, announces today that its pharmaceutical consumer TakeBack suite received a Top Product of the Year Award at the Environmental Leader Product & Project Awards.

Stericycle’s pharmaceutical consumer TakeBack suite, consisting of Seal&Send Medication MailBack Envelopes and Medication Collection Kiosks, helps organizations and consumers safely return unwanted medication.

Seal&Send Medication MailBack Envelopes provide a safe and convenient option for consumers to dispose of their unused or expired drugs by filling a pre-addressed envelope with up to 8 oz. of pharmaceutical waste and dropping it into any USPS mailbox. Similarly, Medication Collection Kiosks offer a reliable, anonymous outlet for consumers to dispose of unwanted drugs in a safe place within their communities.

“Stericycle’s pharmaceutical consumer TakeBack suite has multifaceted benefits,” said one Environmental Leader judge. “It is not only diverting a waste stream and reducing pollutants in waterways but addressing a serious epidemic in the US – opioid abuse.”

Another judge added, “this is a simple yet innovative solution to an important challenge that retailers and others have had a hard time solving due to regulatory and other constraints.”

The Environmental Leader Product & Project Awards is a program recognizing excellence in products and services that provide companies with energy and environmental benefits, or in projects implemented by companies that improved environmental or energy management and increased the bottom line.

With rapid advancements and a continuous rate of change in the field, sustainability and energy professionals have a notoriously difficult time knowing what products to choose to help their companies increase energy, environmental, and sustainability performance. The Environmental Leader Product & Project Awards give companies a solid base of products, vetted by experts, from which to choose, as well as a variety of successful projects to illustrate how sustainability and energy management is helping companies improve.

“With a highly respected (and critical) judging panel and a strict set of judging criteria, entrants faced an extremely high bar for the level of product or project to qualify for an award,” says Tim Hermes, publisher of Environmental Leader parent company, Business Sector Media. “Those who entered needed to bring their A-game to get even a sniff of award-nirvana. And they delivered.”

 

About Environmental Leader

Since 2006, Environmental Leader’s website and daily email newsletter have provided the definitive and objective voice in reporting on business-related energy, environmental, and sustainability issues, while Energy Manager Today is the leading daily trade publication keeping corporate executives informed about energy management news. For more information visit www.environmentalleader.com or www.energymanagertoday.com.

About the Environmental Leader Product & Project Awards

In its fifth year, the Environmental Leader Product & Project Awards recognize excellence in products and services that provide companies with energy and environmental benefits, or in corporate projects that improved environmental, sustainability or energy management and increased the bottom line. It is a five-point rating system designed to offer companies feedback and recognition. Third-party judges came from the following companies: Advanced Micro Devices, ATT, Best Buy, CandA, Caesars, Cox Enterprises, Fetzer Vineyards, General Motors, Harbec, Kellogg, LNS Research, Marriott, MillerCoors, Newell Brands, Novartis, Oldcastle Inc., Panasonic, Parker Hannifin, Paul Leavoy/Consultant, Safeway, Sears Holdings Corporation, Sierra Nevada Brewing Company, Strategic Sustainable Consulting, Tyco Global Products, Wellborn Cabinet, and Zee Company/Member of the Vincit Group. For a complete list of winners, visit www.environmentalleader.com/environmental-leader-product-project-awards-2017/.