Greener Products and Solutions

Greener Products and Solutions

We actively integrate sustainability into the product development process and look at all phases of the product life cycle for opportunities to develop products and tools that deliver the highest performance in innovation, quality, safety and effectiveness, while minimizing environmental impact. These efforts enable our customers to carry out cutting-edge research, while positively contributing to their own environmental impact goals.

Designing products for sustainability, evaluating and selecting suppliers against sustainability criteria, pursuing green chemistry, and reducing packaging and end-of-life impact through recycling are all recognized as important aspects of greener products and solutions.

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New Solvent, Cyrene, Takes on NMP
A small Austrailian company called Circa Group and the lab services giant Merck KGaA have teamed up to launch a new solvent intended to replace two old but environmentally suspect standbys: N-methyl-2-pyrrolidone (NMP) and dimethyl formamide (DMF).  ...
Jun 12, 2019 9:10 AM ET
MilliporeSigma Expects Extra Cost of Sustainability to 'Wash out Over Time'
Speaking to SM, Jeffrey Whitford, head of global corporate responsibility and branding for the life science business of Merck*, said the sustainability of packaging has been a publicised issue in the consumer goods space, but B2B companies should also be considering the impact of packaging waste. ...
Jun 6, 2019 10:00 AM ET
MilliporeSigma Employee Spotlight: Jane Murray
As part of our employee spotlight series, we’re sitting down with Jane Murray, global head of green chemistry at MilliporeSigma, to learn more about the work she’s doing to move the needle. The life science business of Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany operates as MilliporeSigma in the U.S. and Canada.  1. How did you get your start with MilliporeSigma? I joined...
Jun 3, 2019 11:55 AM ET
Labs Rack up Big Energy Bills and Produce a Ton of Trash. Many Are Trying to Become More Eco-Friendly
Scientific labs produce a ton of waste: plastic pipette tips and the plastic racks that hold them, plastic foam coolers that house chemicals and cells, surplus solvents that expire in storage. They also rack up big energy bills: special freezers keep experiments cold, high-tech vents keep air clean, and dedicated machines keep equipment sterile. But a growing number of universities and...
May 20, 2019 9:10 AM ET
MilliporeSigma Receives 2019 Environmental Leader Product of the Year Award for Cyrene™
What the judges said… “Replaces an otherwise toxic substance with a natural, gentler alternative without compromising quality or function. This product has the potential to change the solvent landscape for the better.” MilliporeSigma’s Cyrene is a solvent that the science and technology company says is safer, more sustainable, and can offer better...
May 16, 2019 9:00 AM ET