Lifecycle Biotechnologies Launches the Sustainable Lifecycle Recycling Program for SAFEthread™ Drums

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Lifecycle Biotechnologies, a leading life science tools and services supplier, launches a plastic recycling program unlike any other life science tools supplier.

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The Sustainable Lifecycle Recycling Program allows us to now provide a 100% reduction in waste and to formalize our sustainability commitment and responsibilities.

Lifecycle is committed to making a sustainable difference. As a medical grade plastic manufacturer, our commitment starts with a recycling program unlike any other life science tools supplier for our SAFEthread™ Drums.

A recently published study documented the input (transfer) of plastic waste from land into the ocean was eight million metric tons every year, expected to double by 2025. This very waste is leading to environmental degradation and loss of marine life.

“The packaging from our products, while the products themselves play a critical role in many of the world’s leading pharmaceuticals, medical devices, biologics, cell- and tissue-based products and many other medical products, end up in landfills and contribute to the tons of plastic waste amassed each year. As a medical grade plastic manufacturer, we have a responsibility and a unique ability to make a big difference to reduce this impact,” said Aaron Schieving, Director of Sales and Marketing for Lifecycle Biotechnologies. “The Sustainable Lifecycle Recycling Program stems from this responsibility and allows us to keep our plastic drums out of the landfills. It allows us to instead reclaim and reuse the plastic they are made from.”

The Sustainable Lifecycle Recycling Program is simple and comes with no financial costs to our customers as Lifecycle covers all shipping and grinding costs. Rather than throwing the drums in the trash, the program requires that the empty drums be stacked and stored at our customers facility. Lifecycle provides a qualified shipping configuration for the empty drums to be palletized and the same pallets the full drums initially ship on can be used to return them. When ready to ship, Lifecycle schedules the pick up of the shipment and once the drums are received back at our facility the plastic will be repurposed into new SAFEthread™ Drums.

“Lifecycle has always approached the design of our products and our packing with sustainability in mind, such as our CHEM+NECT™ or CHEM+POUR™ Bags, which provide an 84% reduction in waste as compared to plastic or glass bottles of equal size,” said Schieving. “The Sustainable Lifecycle Recycling Program allows us to now provide a 100% reduction in waste and to formalize our sustainability commitment and responsibilities. Please help us keep our plastic out of the landfills and oceans. Please don’t just throw them out. Please help us make a difference today and for the future.”

The Sustainable Lifecycle Recycling Program launches with Lifecycle’s 200L SAFEthread™ Drum, but will be expanded to include Lifecycle’s future products, such as the 100L SAFEthread™ Drum (Coming Soon!) and many more.
To learn more about Lifecycle Biotechnologies, the Sustainable Lifecycle Recycling Program, to experience a tremendous reduction in your waste, and to help make a difference today, please contact Lifecycle Biotechnologies at info@lifecyclebio.com, 817.840.7855, or http://www.lifecyclebio.com.

Based in Ft. Worth, TX, Lifecycle Biotechnologies has served the life science industry for 40 years. Lifecycle’s products are the beginning of the lifecycle of the lifesaving and life-enhancing medical products used globally today. As a leading life sciences tools and service supplier, Lifecycle fully understands the critical role its products play in many of the world’s leading pharmaceuticals, medical devices, biologics, cell- and tissue-based products and many other medical products. While Lifecycle’s products aren’t used to diagnose, treat, or cure patients, without their contribution, none of this would be possible.

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