Laboratory Recycling

Sending all of your laboratory gloves, plasticware and Styrofoam shippers to a landfill?  Check out your recycling and reuse options below.

EPA’s WasteWise  Information and recognition for adding sustainable materials management into waste-handling processes to produce environmental and economic benefits

RightCycle by Kimberly-Clark

TerraCycle - recycling company for hard to recycle waste Got non-contaminated material waste? Submit your buy / sell /trade listing to the recycling exchange. Use this site to discover local prices on specific materials worldwide.

Triumvirate Environmental - waste management, Red2Green - recycling a regulated medical waste stream

List of Life Science Lab Suppliers with Recycling Services for End Users (One of our #greenlabtips)

Healthcare Plastics Recycling Council 

Hospicycle - a guide for recycling healthcare plastics 

Find a local Styrofoam recycling facility in the U.S.A. Find a local recycling center in the United Kingdom for any materials types.

Foam Recycling Coalition's Grant Program

Plastic film  is supported by the Flexible Film Recycling Group (FFRG) of the American Chemistry Council

Laboratory upcycling

REpost Science A service that upcycles fabric conference posters into laptop bags, shopping bags, or wearable fashion.  A QR code on the item links to the online version of the poster.

Seeding Labs: Donate used lab equipment or unopened consumables to help this non-profit provide global access.

BioLink Depot: Donate used lab supplies or equipment to be given for free to science educators.

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Scientists can divert high volumes of laboratory waste!