MilliporeSigma is urging industry to recycle single-use technologies, which can be made into speed bumps, parking bollards, and plastic palettes.
By Flora Southey
The Biopharma Single-use Product Recycling Program - a collaboration between MilliporeSigma and Triumvirate Environmental - collects, shreds, sterillises and recycles disposable plastics for the biopharmaceutical industry.
The program has facilitated the recycling of single-use bags, tubing and connectors, and cartridge and capsule filters at Triumvirate's plant in Pennsylvania since 2015.
Those in the chemical industry may be aware of the growing interest in green chemistry, the concept of developing chemical processes and products that reduce the production of waste and hazardous substances. This idea is not new, however. In fact, roughly 20 years ago, chemists, Paul Anastas and John C. Warner, published the 12 principles of green chemistry.
As many chemists turn to greener options in the lab, they face the challenge of properly evaluating the “greenness” of a chemical or process
Problem: As many chemists turn to greener options in the lab, they face the challenge of properly evaluating the “greenness” of a chemical or process. The 12 Principles of Green Chemistry— developed by Paul Anastas and John Warner—provide a global framework that helps scientists learn about green chemistry and how to design or improve materials, products, processes, and systems.
A 7th Grade science teacher at Marshall Simonds Middle School in Boston, MA, Tammy Scelsi took her students out of the classroom and into a giant box.
Actually, it's a 22x10-foot shipping container, dubbed the Curiosity Cube. Life science company, MilliporeSigma developed it and makes it available for free to educators. It's a mobile lab packed with hands-on learning opportunities and staffed by experts.
March 23, 2018 /3BL Media/ - Girlstart, the non-profit organization dedicated to STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) education for girls, recently announced an expansion of its partnership with MilliporeSigma in 2018. Thanks to MilliporeSigma’s support, Girlstart will bring its innovative after-school programs and summer camps to the Houston, Boston, and St. Louis metro areas—inspiring girls to pursue STEM education and careers in STEM fields.