Filtration / Syringe filter

Cytiva and TerraCycle

Cytiva have collaborated with TerraCycle to recycle filtration devices to help reduce how much ends up in landfills. TerraCycle was started in 2001 to help eliminate waste by making worm poop plant food from leftover food waste, and then was packaged in waste such as used soda bottles. Since 2001 TerraCycle has prevented over 8 billion pieces of waste ending up in landfills.

Image of TerraCycle and Cytiva/Whatman recycling syringe filters
Image of TerraCycle and Cytiva/Whatman recycling syringe filters

Recycling Goal for 2022

Cytiva hope to recycle 500,000 syringe filters in 2022 with TerraCycles help, as 700,000lbs/350tons of syringe filters end up in landfills. This is equivalent to the weight of 25 school buses!

Image showing how many syringe filters end up in landfills
Image showing how many syringe filters end up in landfills

To help with your environmental impact, Cytiva will cover the cost of this program on your behalf.

You can sign up here on their website to receive a ZeroWaste recycling box for your lab. Simply fill the box with your used filtration devices and ship it to the nearest local TerraCycle Material Recovery Facility. These boxes can hold approximately 10,000 syringe filters.

Cytiva/TerraCycle recycling box to store syringe filters in for pick up
Cytiva/TerraCycle recycling box to store syringe filters in for pick up

Once collected from your lab, the filters will be recycled into materials suitable for use in industrial applications, such as composite decking, shipping pellets, and compression moulding products. This plan is not ideal for any labs that are generating biological or hazardous waste.

For more information, please contact us via our website, or by filling out the form below

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