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Deterra AWARDED SEAL Sustainability Award For a Second Year

This is Deterra’s third sustainability award in the last two years

Minneapolis, Dec. 12, 2022 – Today, Verde Environmental Technologies., Inc., maker of the Deterra® Drug Deactivation and Disposal System, received a SEAL Business Sustainability Award for the second year in a row. The SEAL Awards honor companies’ leadership, transparency and commitment to sustainable business practices.

Deterra — a medication disposal pouch or container that safely deactivates and dispose of unused and expired medications —was awarded in the Sustainable Product category, which “honors innovative and impactful products that are ‘purpose-built’ for a sustainable future.” Other 2022 category winners include Dow, IBM and Samsung Electronics.

“We’re thrilled to be recognized again by the SEAL Awards,” said Jason Sundby, CEO of Verde. “Our company’s mission is twofold: to prevent drug misuse and protect our environment by keeping medications from contaminating landfills and waterways. I’m incredibly proud of what we’ve been able to achieve so far to help make communities safer and look forward to our work in 2023.”

In addition to being awarded the SEAL Award in 2021 and 2022, Deterra also received the  Business Intelligence Group’s (BIG) 2022 Sustainability Award.

To date, millions of Deterra Pouches have been used across all 50 states and internationally to deactivate and destroy nearly 900 million medications. Verde’s goal is to deactivate and dispose of 1 billion pills by 2023.

About Verde Environmental Technologies, Inc.
Minneapolis-based Verde Environmental Technologies, Inc., is a privately owned company committed to developing research based scientifically proven solutions to reduce drug abuse, misuse and negative environmental impact. The patented Deterra® Drug Deactivation and Disposal System is powered by proprietary activated carbon, which deactivates drugs. Deterra is highly effective in adsorbing and firmly binding drugs, rendering them inert, unavailable for misuse and safe for the environment. Visit to learn more.