Reducing waste throughout our supply chain
Hospitals produce more than 5 million metric tons of waste each year.1 Conserving raw material and energy resources is key to reducing environmental impact. At Medline, we’re making progress by ensuring surplus products are put to good use, responsibly sourcing and producing more green products and innovating sustainable packaging solutions for our partners across the healthcare continuum.
Putting surplus product to good use
We donate our surplus product to clinics in need around the world. In 2020, we diverted 513 metric tons of waste from landfills by providing nonprofit organizations with unused supplies that fill a crucial gap for healthcare facilities in low-resource countries.
Sustainable Packaging Lab innovates and reimagines packaging
In 2020, Medline launched a Sustainable Packaging Lab—a cross-functional team of R&D, sustainability, operations and design experts and engineers. The team works to reimagine the way we see packaging for a more sustainable future. Here are a few of our latest packaging innovations that are reducing waste not just across our own supply chain, but our partners’ as well.