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Can Pipette Tip Boxes Be Recycled?

Posted on March 29, 2022 by Pipette Tip 
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GreenLabs Recycling

GreenLabs Recycling collects and recycles empty pipette tip boxes, refillable wafers and other plastic items from research facilities in Greater Boston. We provide locally-based, cost effective plastic recycling solutions to help make science sustainable. Scientists rely on plastic but plastic waste from the lab is rarely recycled. At GreenLabs Recycling, we believe that by keeping recycling local, we can make it effective in terms of cost and more importantly, in terms of improving sustainability. We are the most cost effective recycling solution for pipette tip boxes and are happy to personalize our services to fit your lab's needs.

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VWR Pipet Tip Box - Zero Waste Box

A Zero Waste Box™ is a complete and convenient solution which includes the storage, shipping and recycling of a particular type of waste that isn't currently recycled through local councils or traditional recycling facilities.VWR offers disposal boxes for your medical waste management needs. Safely dispose of used pipet tips in thick acrylic containers have flip-top covers. The plastic waste is ground, melted, and pelletized through extrusion by TerraCycle to create recycled resin.

How to Recycle Pipette Tips Labconscious®

Labconscious scientists focus on sustainable lab work as a means to conserving resources and protecting nature, but the term sustainability can also be defined as" the capacity to endure". Biotechnology is considered by the U.N. to be a frontier technology, alongside robotics, and artificial intelligence. Awareness of micropipette tip box recycling has been spreading among U.S. labs and tip system manufacturers. Did you know that after taking into account your local conditions, it is also possible to recycle pipette tips? Non hazardous micropipette tips can be collected for recycling. Collect in a puncture proof container. BL1 and BL2 tips must be decontaminated with bleach or alcohol before being deposited into a recycling bin. Pharmaceutical contamination would also prevent recycling of tips.

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Pipette Tip Rack and Packaging Recycling

With a high melting point, it's used to contain hot liquids and food, and many medicine bottles rely on PP. Rainin pipette tips and most of our pipette tip racks are made out of pure 100% virgin Polypropelene. Rainin hinged rack RT rack family All components are made of 100% recyclable Polypropylene (PP). Packaging is recyclable. Recycling TipOne® Products Pipet tip racks, wafers, lids, and stack components are polypropylene code #5 The cardboard box that holds TipOne® racks contains recycled chipboard and can be recycled where chipboard is accepted New filter tip refills use approximately 50% less plastic than boxed tips.

Pipet Tip Box Recycling Program, TerraCycle®

TerraCycle has created a zero waste solution for your empty pipet tip boxes. Use this pack of 5 boxes to recycle any brand plastic pipet tip box. Each 2½ W x 24½ L x 40¼ H master carton includes five 12W x 12L x 27H inch TerraCycle collection boxes. This easy-to-use recycling program provides a complete waste collection, shipment, and recycling solution for used pipet tip boxes, from the lab bench to the park bench. All brands of plastic pipet tip boxes are accepted. The plastic waste is ground, melted, and pelletized through extrusion by TerraCycle to create recycled resin. Through the TerraCycle Zero Waste Box™ platform, you can recycle almost any type of waste, from your coffee capsules to complex laboratory waste.

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FAQ of Pipette Tips

Can pipette tip boxes be recycled?

Non hazardous micropipette tips can be collected for recycling. Collect in a puncture proof container. BL1 and BL2 tips must be decontaminated with bleach or alcohol before being deposited into a recycling bin. Once you have a pipette tip recycling system cleared to start, its easy!

What does your lab do to the used pipette tip boxes?

All brands of plastic pipet tip boxes are accepted. The plastic waste is ground, melted, and pelletized through extrusion by TerraCycle to create recycled resin. The resin is then combined with other recycled plastics to make park benches and other eco-friendly products.

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rainin-low-retention-tips

Can you autoclave pipette tip boxes?

Tip Boxes. Refill old pipette tip boxes to autoclave new pipette tips. This not only makes loading the autoclave easy but you can use the tips directly from the box after autoclaving. Otherwise, you must place the tips in a glass beaker and cover them with aluminum foil.

What to do with empty pipette tip boxes?

There are several options for disposing of these containers, including reusing them for another lab. You can also try recycling these pipette tips if you have a large collection, such as in the case of a biorepository. If you choose to reuse them, however, you must remember that they are very sharp and should not be reused after use. This can result in harmful consequences if they are not properly disposed of.

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How do you dispose of a micropipette tip?

The pipettes should be placed in the receptacle so that the contaminated tips are submerged in the disinfectant. At the conclusion of procedures, the pipettes can be drained and transferred from the receptacle to a biohazard bag for treatment by autoclave, or disposal through the medical waste hauler.

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