How does your Company Dispose of Single-Use Plastics?
Single-use plastics are critical for healthcare, life sciences laboratories, and bioprocessing. They have many benefits over other materials and their use is increasing. In particular, single-use technologies for bioprocessing decrease costs, reduce water and energy usage, and increase efficiency and scalability. However, most of these high-value, virgin materials end up in landfills and incinerators, rather than being given a second life through recycling. From the big picture perspective, according to a report from the Pew Charitable Trusts, plastic pollution is affecting our oceans, damaging ecosystems, and harming animal and possibly human health.