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Deterra System Awards & Recognition

The award-winning Deterra® Drug Deactivation and Disposal System is trusted by drug misuse prevention organizations nationwide for safe, effective drug destruction. Learn more about Deterra’s endorsements and awards below.

BIG Sustainability Product of the Year

The Deterra Drug Deactivation and Disposal System was named 2022 BIG Sustainability Product of the Year. Presented by the Business Intelligence Group (BIG), the Sustainability Awards honor those people, teams and organizations who have made sustainability an integral part of their business practice or overall mission.

For-profit and not-for-profit organizations of all sizes submitted nominations to reward team members and gain exposure for the organization, its initiatives, and the exemplary accomplishments of its leaders as they work to reduce their impact on our environment. Award applicants are judged by a panel of volunteer judges who themselves are leaders and experts in business.

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SEAL Business Sustainability Award

The Deterra Drug Deactivation and Disposal System was awarded a 2021 Sustainability, Environmental Achievement and Leadership (SEAL) Award for its drug disposal pouches and containers. The SEAL Awards recognize global companies, leaders and products that make measurable contributions to sustainability that will positively impact the environment now and in the future.

Deterra was recognized in the Sustainable Product category, which honors innovative and impactful products that are literally “purpose-built” for a sustainable future. Award applicants are judged on the following criteria: impact metrics, innovation/uniqueness of the product, and its ability to inspire sustainable change.

CADCA & DEA Educational Foundation Endorsements

The DEA Educational Foundation and Community Anti-Drug Coalitions of America (CADCA) have endorsed Deterra System products for the safe destruction of unused medications. Deterra is the only product of any kind that either organization has endorsed in their more than 30-year histories.

Read the official endorsement letters to learn why Deterra is trusted by these drug abuse prevention agencies to help stop substance misuse.

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Humanitarian of the Year Award

Verde Environmental Technologies, Inc., creator of the Deterra Drug Deactivation and Disposal System, was presented with the 2018 CADCA Humanitarian of the Year Award at the 20th annual Drug-Free Kids Campaign Awards dinner.

The award recognizes the company for its outstanding philanthropy, national leadership, and special attention to helping create a world of safe, healthy and drug-free communities.

Ending the opioid crisis requires a collective effort to get evidence-based prevention methods into the hands of those who need them most. Increasing access to at-home drug deactivation and disposal resources is key to preventing unused medications from becoming sources of misuse or environmental harm.”