7  October, 2019 – NewGen Surgical was honored to be a finalist in Green America’s People and Planet Award for Green Businesses. This award recognizes small American businesses for their dedication to a green economy. Twice each year, Green America awards two green businesses in various categories for their innovation in environmental stewardship.

The Alternatives to Plastic category highlighted businesses that produced a product that was an alternative to plastic, or a product commonly made from plastic, but can be manufactured with a substitute material. NewGen Surgical’s plant-based medical devices and surgical products were recognized for their upcycled post-agricultural material in place of plastic to reduce the impact of single-use disposables in the healthcare waste stream.

Since 2012, Green America has recognized small businesses with deep commitments to social justice and environmental sustainability.