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Which Lab Plastics Can You Recycle?

Plastic is ubiquitous in life science research. When reuse isn't possible, recycling is the simplest way to divert plastic from landfills. But not all lab plastics can be recycled.

PET is the most commonly recycled plastic – in fact, it is in high demand as a source material. With so many different grades of plastics in the lab, it's hard to tell which types are recyclable or what becomes waste.

Download our quick reference poster to help you identify and sort your lab plastics for recycling.


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