take-back

Taking back, refurbishing, and reusing products and packaging

Our Life Technologies™ product take-back program is designed to efficiently remove products from a customer’s site just as soon as the product has reached the end of its useful life. Normally, that means reclaiming our instruments and harvesting high-value parts. Sometimes it means responsible recycling of components that we can no longer utilize.

We are dedicated to meeting and exceeding global recycling requirements and are developing a recycling service that satisfies Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) requirements on a global scale.


Recycling semiconductor chips
The Ion Chip Recycling Program provides customers with a free and convenient way to recycle used Ion chips. We have partnered with Metech Recycling, an industry leader in electronic waste recycling for our US customers, and TES-AMM for our customers in Europe and Asia Pacific.

Instrument take-back program earns recognition and savings
In a move that turns our customers into our suppliers, the Genetics Systems Sequencing team implemented an instrument take-back program to harvest high-value parts and to refurbish and resell post-consumer instruments. This enterprising team diverted 40,000 pounds of e-waste from landfills.

Learn more about Thermo Fisher Scientific business sustainability initiatives.