Leading the Charge in Laboratory Sustainability

Eppendorf, a global leader in the life sciences industry, is redefining lab sustainability by committing to producing eco-conscious lab consumables. Through recycled and renewable feedstocks, Eppendorf uses bio-based polymer production to reduce the need for fossil raw materials. This strategic shift embraces second-generation renewable feedstocks, fostering environmentally friendly lab practices.

Eppendorf's transparency ensures that the renewable feedstocks used in their raw material production are traceable, highlighting the company's dedication to sustainable sourcing. The final polymers also carry the ISCC PLUS certification, a globally recognized accreditation for bio-based polymers, reinforcing Eppendorf’s commitment to sustainability.

BioBased Pipette Tips: Greener Innovation

BioBased Pipette Tips: Greener Innovation

In July 2023, Eppendorf enhanced their laboratory consumables line and furthered their environmental sustainability goals by introducing bio-based pipette tips. This new product series includes:

  • Non-filtered epT.I.P.S.™ BioBased Reloads (Biopur purity grade)
  • Filtered variants such as ep Dualfilter T.I.P.S.™ BioBased Reloads (PCR clean/sterile purity grades)
  • ep Dualfilter T.I.P.S. SealMax BioBased Reloads (Biopur™ purity grade)

These products follow Eppendorf’s 2022 launch of the industry's first bio-based conical tubes. Both innovations, crafted from renewable materials, highlight their dedication to sustainable practices and the vital importance of eco-conscious laboratory operations.

The new Eppendorf epT.I.P.S. BioBased Reload variant is the result of years of research and innovation. Composed of primarily plant-based materials, this product’s carbon footprint is 60 percent less than traditional tips. Not only are these tips environmentally friendly, but their purity is guaranteed, and their compatibility helps facilitate a smooth transition to sustainable lab practices.

These tips offer:

  • Environmentally friendly materials: Helps decrease your reliance on non-renewable resources and mitigate carbon emissions.
  • Guaranteed purity: Ensures the delivery of accurate and reliable results, minimizing contaminants like human DNA, DNase, RNase, or PCR inhibitors.
  • Wide compatibility: Skillfully designed, facilitating a hassle-free transition to a more sustainable alternative.

New Reload Variant for Sterile Pipette Tips: Reducing Lab Waste

Adhering to the "reduce and reuse" principle, Eppendorf's new Reload variants for epT.I.P.S. BioBased are supplied in a compact form and can be loaded into an epT.I.P.S. Box 2.0, reducing the need for disposable racks. This requires less fossil-based polypropylene, promotes reuse, and minimizes plastic waste. It also cuts down on storage space and packaging, lowering transportation emissions and costs.

Features include:

  • Reduced plastic usage
  • Compatibility with various pipette brands
  • Adherence to sustainability standards

Sustainable lab products help reduce your carbon footprint, decrease plastic waste, and stimulate eco-friendly innovation. Eppendorf's range of greener products reflects its devotion to fostering sustainability within the scientific community. By integrating these greener solutions into lab routines, researchers set the stage for future generations to make sustainability a cornerstone of their research.

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Leading the Charge in Laboratory Sustainability

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