Tubes made from cooking oil?
The new generation of tubes "Eppendorf Tubes® BioBased" is made from 90% renewable bio-based feedstock (recycled e.g. from food oil wastes and residues) plus 10% fossil-based feedstock. Thus, these tubes in the sizes 5.0 mL, 15 mL, 25 mL and 50 mL with screw cap are made of certified polypropylene based on renewable, used raw materials and are called "BioBased".
This means that Eppendorf is no longer focusing only on the development of new products, but also on new manufacturing materials. In line with the "Reduce, Reuse, Recycle" concept, the main goal is to produce polymer products in a much more sustainable way without compromising the guaranteed product quality and performance needed in increasingly demanding research.
The Consumable production center in Oldenburg/Germany meets the requirements of the ISCC PLUS (International Sustainability & Carbon Certification) certification system. Additionally, sustainability of the tubes is certified by “My Green Lab®” with “ACT Certificates” (Accountability, Consistency, Transparency).
About Eppendorf SE:
Eppendorf is a leading life science company that develops and sells instruments, consumables and services for liquid, sample and cell handling in laboratories worldwide. Divided into the business units Liquid Handling, Consumables, Separation & Instrumentation, Bioprocess and Workflow Solutions, the product portfolio includes, for example, pipettes, pipette tips, centrifuges, mixers and ultra-low temperature equipment. In addition, Eppendorf offers a wide range of high-quality consumables.
Eppendorf products are most broadly used in academic and commercial research laboratories, e.g., in companies from the pharmaceutical and biotechnological as well as the chemical and food industries. They are also used in laboratories that perform clinical or environmental analysis, in forensic laboratories and in industrial laboratories where process analysis, production and quality assurance are performed.
Eppendorf has been active since 1945, is headquartered in Hamburg, Germany, and employs about 5,000 employees worldwide. The Group has subsidiaries in 33 countries and is represented in all other continents and important markets by distributors.