Sustaining science through recycling


About us

GreenLabs Recycling collects empty pipette tip boxes from research facilities within Greater Boston and creates new products made 100% from of the plastic we recycle.  We are locally owned and operated, driven by our mission to make science sustainable.

Life scientists use and dispose of plastic every day.  Some plastic used at the bench is recycled, but most of it ends up in the trash.  Pipette tip boxes are one of the most prevalent lab-generated plastic waste items.  Even if pipette tip boxes make their way to a recycling facility, they are often sorted out into the trash because they are identified as medical waste. GreenLabs Recycling is solving this problem by providing a local and cost effective recycling option for research facilities.

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September 1, 2019

GreenLabs Recycling is excited to announce that we have begun full service collections within the Greater Boston Area!  If you are interested in our services or other opportunities, please email us.

January 14, 2019

GreenLabs Recycling was recently featured on Labconscious, a site that promotes recycling awareness and best practices in science.  Check out the post here and see what else Labconscious has to offer!

March 8, 2019

The Division of Science Blog from Brandeis University featured GreenLabs Recycling and highlighted our upcoming appearance at Mass Innovation Nights!  Stop by and talk to us Thursday, March 14 from 6:00 - 8:00 PM at the Faculty Club at Brandeis.

August 31, 2018

GreenLabs Recycling founders Brenda and David were awarded a SPROUT grant through Brandeis University to launch pipette tip box collections and recycling!  Read more about the SPROUT grant and other award winners here.

Brenda and David were also named NSF fellows through the Brandeis sponsored ICORPS program for the GreenLabs Recycling initiative.



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