MedEarth Mission

Promoting the protection and enhancement of our natural environment through a solid waste reduction program, particularly by repurposing and redistributing medical supplies and equipment discarded by the health care industry.

Based on MedWish International (
MedWish was started by Dr Lee Ponsky in Cleveland Ohio, USA in 1993.
To date, MedWish has recovered more than 2.2 million pounds of medical surplus from over 50 hospitals in the U.S. In 2011, MedWish diverted more than 500,000 pounds of usable medical surplus from disposal, keeping these lifesaving items out of landfills and putting them in the hands of people in need across the globe.