Product Take-back

Taking back, refurbishing, and reusing our products and packaging

Goals

  • Offer cost-efficient, convenient product take-back from customers
  • Harvest high-value components for reuse and/or refurbishment
  • Meet or exceed local and global recycling requirements when components need to be disposed of or recycled

Our 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.

Performance

  • Expanded program to harvest and recycle customers’ Ion Torrent™ chips
  • Implemented instrument take-back program
 

Recycling Semiconductor Chips

Our 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 U.S. customers.

 

Instrument Take-back Program Diverts E-Waste from Landfills

In a move that turns our customers into our suppliers, the Genetics Systems Sequencing team in Foster City, California implemented an instrument take-back program to harvest high-value parts and to refurbish and resell postconsumer instruments, including the SOLiD® 4 system. This enterprising team diverted 40,000 pounds of e-waste from landfills.

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