Gloved hands using a pipette to pick up a single pipette tip from a standard pipette tip rack.
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Reduce, Reuse and Recycle: Solutions for Plastic Pipette Tips and Pipette Tip Racks

By Tiffany Fierros - May 26, 2021

Pipette tips and their accompanying storage containers are undoubtedly one of the largest contributors to laboratory waste. In fact, a waste audit at MIT found that 80% of their laboratory plastic waste was from pipette tip boxes alone1. Although different labs will have different waste stream percentages depending on the type of research being done in the building, in most biology labs, items like pipette tips/boxes and disposable gloves are top contenders for the largest contributors to laboratory waste.

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Gloved hands using a pipette to pick up a single pipette tip from a standard pipette tip rack.
Featured Post

Reduce, Reuse and Recycle: Solutions for Plastic Pipette Tips and Pipette Tip Racks

By Tiffany Fierros - May 26, 2021

Pipette tips and their accompanying storage containers are undoubtedly one of the largest contributors to laboratory waste. In fact, a waste audit at MIT found that 80% of their laboratory plastic waste was from pipette tip boxes alone1. Although different labs will have different waste stream percentages depending on the type of research being done in the building, in most biology labs, items like pipette tips/boxes and disposable gloves are top contenders for the largest contributors to laboratory waste.

Read moreReduce, Reuse and Recycle: Solutions for Plastic Pipette Tips and Pipette Tip Racks

Close up of a solidified agarose gel undergoing UV illumination. Ethidium-bromide-stained DNA appears on the gel as orange, glowing bars.

Ethidium Bromide: Swap or Not

By Helio Regalado Benites - May 26, 2021
Officially classified as a mutagen, Ethidium Bromide’s place as a DNA stain in the lab has been a topic of heavy discussion. Working with Ethidium Bromide not only poses a risk to the researcher but also produces hazardous waste that requires special disposal. Find out if you can swap out Ethidium bromide in your lab!

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