Cytiva and TerraCycle expand first-of-its kind recycling program

17 March 2023 | Friday | News

Global life sciences leader Cytiva and international recycling leader TerraCycle expanded their filtration device recycling program globally. Customers in the pharmaceutical, food and beverage, municipal water, and bioethanol industries in Australia, Canada, France, Germany, The Netherlands and the United Kingdom can now recycle their Whatman and Pall Life Sciences filtration devices.

Ryan Walker, Program Director, Sustainability, Cytiva, says: “The global expansion of our collaboration with TerraCycle demonstrates our commitment to recycling single use plastics across industries and regions. It’s part of how we are adding circularity into our product life cycle. We will continue looking for ways to offer our customers sustainable business solutions.”

TerraCycle created the Zero Waste BoxTM to provide solutions for difficult-to-recycle materials that are not accepted by standard curbside recycling programs. Each Zero Waste Box holds up to 70lbs of waste or roughly 10,000 syringe filters. Customers can also recycle a mixture of capsule filters, transfer pipettes or polypropylene syringes. Once collected, the used filtration devices are processed into recycled material suitable for use in composite decking, shipping pallets, and compression molding. Tom Szaky, CEO and Founder, TerraCycle, says: “As a first of its kind initiative, Cytiva’s customers now have the opportunity to not only take care of others but the planet as well.”


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