Recycling palstic tip holders

Mr JN Goulding jgouldin at hgmp.mrc.ac.uk
Thu Jan 10 05:11:36 EST 2002


Is this for filter tips; we have this system for none filter tips, but the
problem is with the large number of filter tips we use.

Jon

On Wed, 9 Jan 2002, David M. Eisenmann wrote:

> 
> > Mr JN Goulding Wrote:
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> > Sent by:  owner-methods at hgmp.mrc.ac.uk
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> > To:   methods at hgmp.mrc.ac.uk
> > cc:
> > Subject:  Recycling palstic tip holders
> > 
> > 
> > Does anyone know of a company, or place that we can recycle our plastic
> > tip boxes; we use filter tips a lot, and have loads of empty boxes that
> > noone seems to want, and yet seems a real waste to just throw in the
> > waste. Are there any companies that recycle them? (We're based in london
> > UK). Any suggesteions welcome!
> > 
> > Jon
> > 
> 
> We use one of the refiller systems (VWR I think) where you buy the boxes
> one time (however many you think your lab needs) and then you buy refills
> of tips only.  Ours actually uses a little machine to do the loading, but
> that was free from the vendor.  The only plastic that gets thrown away is
> a thin sheet that holds the tip refill.
> 
> Dave
> 
> -- 
> David M. Eisenmann
> University of Maryland Baltimore County
> Department of  Biological Sciences
> 




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