MilliporeSigma Partners With Sterilis Solutions and Pure Strategies To Provide Customers a Way To Reduce the Volume and Environmental Impact of Plastics

May 2, 2024 9:00 AM ET
An empty science lab with a Sterilis Solutions device.

MilliporeSigma, the U.S. and Canada Life Science business of Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany, Sterilis Solutions, and Pure Strategies have collaborated to address the life science industry's approach to single-use plastic waste. Developed by Sterilis, the Remediator is a device that transforms bio-hazardous waste into non-hazardous plastic shred, paving the way for potential lab recycling and reducing the adverse impacts of traditional disposal methods.

MilliporeSigma partnered with Pure Strategies, a third-party sustainability consulting firm, to complete a Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) and evaluate the environmental benefits and impacts of waste processed via the Remediator versus typical bio-hazardous waste treatment and disposal. The LCA revealed a 95% reduction in carbon emissions and 90% reduction in energy demand while using the Remediator compared to a traditional autoclave.

This strategic collaboration works towards finding circular solutions that reduce the overall volume of petro-virgin plastic and minimizing the environmental impact of plastic waste disposal.

Click here to view the full article on Pure Strategies’ website.