Minimising microplastics with minimal lab disruption
Plastic. It’s everywhere.
It’s wrapped around the food we eat, the water we drink – it runs in our blood (literally). In a 2022 Dutch study, 18 of 22 participants had microplastics flowing through their blood with potential to damage human cells or vital organs.
Whilst the impact of plastic pollution is well documented in the scientific field, many labs are faced with an enormous practical challenge: How do you reduce, reuse and recycle when sterile consumable and disposable equipment are a necessity? Can science and sustainability belong in the same sentence?
With Whirl-Pak, small changes add up:
Switch to Whirl-Pak to reduce waste, emissions and water usage
An ECOIMPACT study found that Whirl-Pak bags delivered a more cost-effective alternative and reduced environmental impact than rigid plastic containers, a common source of microplastics. Overall resource usage was lower across manufacturing, water usage, transport, and disposal. Intelligent product design means Whirl-Pak’s bags can be produced with less plastic and flat packed saving on shipping and disposal costs.
Across the attributes of Fossil Fuel, GHG Emissions, and water use.
The data represent one million containers shipped 1,000 km.