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What Can You Do With an Empty Pipette Tip Box?

Posted on March 30, 2022 by Pipette Tip 
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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). This guide will review each type of pipette tip and its tip rack. Each of them will have the material they are made of, the recycling/resin code, and resources you can consult. Pipette Tips Materials. Opentrons tips are made from 100% polypropylene (PP). Take advantage of pipette refill systems to avoid accumulating pipette tip racks and boxes in your lab space. Load the tips into an existing pipette tip rack by placing a refill insert into an existing pipette tip rack and firmly press down to dispense.


Pipette tip boxes and trays

Pipette Tip Racks and Inserts. Holders and replacement trays for disposable pipette tips; designed and packaged to facilitate the reuse of pipette tip boxes to reduce the overall amount of plastic waste; available in a variety of configurations and with and without pipette tips. Empty box with tip-tray for air displacement pipette tips. The new BRAND ® TipBox is supplied in a hinged configuration; to make it a lift-off type, simply remove the lid, and rotate it 180°. Designed for organizing pipettes or other lab instruments, our pipette tray is designed to fit large drawers, refrigerators and bench tops. Tray features 4 deep columns (approx. ¾" deep) and is recommended for 1 to 10ml pipettes.


Fisherbrand Pipette Tip Recycle Box

Fisherbrand Pipette Tip Recycle Box holds anywhere from 36 to 75 pipette tip boxes depending on the size of the pipette. Box size: 12 x 12 x 27in. Seal box and ship from any UPS locations. Features identifying graphics with instructions. Fisherbrand Pipette Tip Box Recycling Program Order this large cardboard unit and recycle up to 75 pipette tip boxes depending on the size of the pipette with the Fisherbrand™ Pipette Tip Box Recycling Program. When it's full, seal the box and ship it from any UPS location using the prepaid shipping label included. Fisherbrand™ SureOne™ Micropoint Pipette Tips, Universal Fit, Non-Filtered New, improved Fisherbrand SureOne Reload system offers a full line of micropoint universal fit pipet tips.

Pipet Tip Box Recycling Program

Pipet Tip Box Recycling Program Easily recycle empty pipet tip boxes and inserts of ANY BRAND—for FREE! 1. Contact sustainable-labs@umich.edu for a new or replacement collection box, which will be delivered to your building's loading dock. 2. Place decontaminated #5 plastic boxes and inserts in the box. 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. 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.


Pipet Tip Recycling Program

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. Always check with the environmental, health and safety office at your institution first.   Sometimes finding a pipette tip inside a recycling collection container will automatically make everything considered "trash".  Your institution recycling program rules will be dependent on EPA, OSHA, local hazardous waste regulations, and the municipal recycling services that are available.

FAQ of Pipette Tips

What can you do with an empty pipette tip box?

If you are unable to recycle your pipette tip boxes and trays through the manufacturer, please dispose of your pipette tip boxes as mixed recycling and pipette tip trays as garbage.


Are pipette tip boxes recycled?

Typically made of #5 plastic, pipet tip boxes are rarely accepted by curbside recycling programs and have become part of a significant waste stream to landfills and incinerators.


What are pipette tip boxes made of?

One of the largest volumes comes from the recycling of pipette tip boxes. Tip boxes are usually manufactured from high quality virgin polymer, and therefore, once granulated are suitable for re-use in a wide range of applications.

Are there reusable pipette tips?

Composed of polypropylene, a highly recyclable plastic, pipette tips can now be reused multiple times with the integration of Grenova tip reuse technology in laboratory workflows. On average, a single tip can be washed, sterilized, and reused between 10-25 times.


How many pipette tips come in a box?

Empty Micro Tip boxes contains 96 tip holes, spaced uniformly so they can be used with a multi-channel micropipette.

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