Circularity and closed-loop design are worthy challenges. We are working to start closing the loop for some products that have reached their end of life by collaborating and designing for sustainable disposal and innovating ways to extend the useful life.
Our product take-back program is designed to efficiently remove certain products from a customer’s site when the products have reached the end of their useful life. Typically, that means reclaiming our instruments and extending the useful life, thereby avoiding wasteful disposal. Sometimes it means harvesting components or responsibly recycling components that we can no longer use. We are dedicated to meeting and exceeding global recycling requirements.
We don’t want excess instruments and consumables waste to take up space in your lab or the landfill. We are working to take back or help you recycle what remains.
Our products that have extended life meet one or more of the following criteria:
For plastic consumables and reagents
Sustainability impact: By offering a recycling program, we support diverting waste from landfill by recovering and reusing our natural resources. The copper recycling program of the iBlot 2 Transfer Stacks is one small way we are reducing our environmental footprint.
Sustainability impact: Recovered metals are recycled into the manufacturing stream, which helps reduce additional mining of natural resources.
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Sustainability impact: SeqStudio cartridge materials reenter the manufacturing stream, which helps reduce additional mining of natural resources.
Equipment that is well maintained consumes less energy and generates fewer emissions and helps labs better achieve their sustainability targets. The environmental benefits of preventative service on equipment and instruments include: