Reusable and durable Thermo Scientific Nalgene products are designed for long time use under typical life science lab conditions making them a good choice with both safety and sustainability in mind. Many of our products are made from polypropylene and polyethylene, which are recyclable materials at product end-of-life in many communities. Learn more about the sustainability of reusable plastic labware and Thermo Fisher Scientific's green manufacturing practices through our participation in My Green Lab's ACT Label program. Learn more about plastic labware selection and use at the Nalgene Learning Center.

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Understand plastic materials and how they perform in the lab


Picking the right plastic materials for use in scientific applications is key to achieving scientific success. Learn more about plastic materials, their properties, and how to choose the best plastic products for your lab applications.

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How sustainable are your lab practices?

Laboratories can be big consumers of resources and waste producers, but there are choices you can make everyday to lower your lab’s environmental impact and achieve sustainability stardom. Put your lab practices to the test in the environmental board game where every action has a reaction. 

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Break the glass habit

Break the habit of using glass labware and take advantage of the benefits of plastic. Plastic containers are shatterproof, lighter weight than glass, and less likely to break, which requires an expensive replacement. Make your lab a safer place and stretch your budget. Break the glass habit—switch to plastic.

California Proposition 65 Warning: Products manufactured with polycarbonate (PC), polyethylene terephthalate (PET), polyethylene terephthalate glycol (PETG) or polystyrene (PS) contain chemicals known to the State of California to cause cancer, birth defects or other reproductive harm.