Taking back, refurbishing, and reusing our products and packaging
- 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.
- Expanded program to harvest and recycle customers’ Ion Torrent™ chips
- Implemented instrument take-back program
Recycling Semiconductor Chips
The Life Technologies Ion Chip Recycling Program provides customers with a free and convenient way to recycle used Ion chips. We do this by giving customers pre-addressed labels and instructions for reusing the original chip box for shipment. 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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