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BD and Waste Management Launch Initiative to Recycle Medical Sharps
Date:4/13/2011

nability vision to reduce the environmental footprint of medication delivery.  We are also working to reduce the use of raw materials, increase the use of recycled materials in new products, and manufacture products in a more sustainable manner."

Based on results of a pilot program at Rady Children's Hospital-San Diego, BD believes that more than 70 percent of its overall sharps waste may ultimately be recovered and recycled rather than be permanently disposed of in landfills. This program builds upon BD's sustainability commitment, which has been recognized for achievements in environmental stewardship.  In Newsweek's 2010 "Green Rankings" of the 500 largest U.S. corporations, BD ranked 2nd in the Healthcare sector and 24th overall.  As part of its commitment to sustainability, BD's worldwide headquarters and three of the Company's U.S. manufacturing sites are offsetting 100 percent of their electricity use with renewable energy through green power purchases and renewable energy credits.  To learn more about BD's commitment to environmental stewardship, visit www.bd.com/sustainability.

This agreement with BD complements Waste Management's comprehensive waste services in the areas of recycling, landfill, waste-to-energy and consulting services. The alliance will also help Waste Management meet its sustainability goals: nearly tripling the amount of recyclables it processes by 2020, and investing in emerging technologies for managing waste.

About Waste Management Waste Management, Inc., based in Houston, Texas, is the leading provider of comprehensive waste management services in North America. Through its subsidiaries, the company provides collection, transfer, recycling and resource recovery, and disposal services. It is the largest residential recycler in North America as well as a leading developer, operator and owner of waste-to-energy and landfill gas-to-ene
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