Tubes 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 5.0mL, 15mL, 25mL and 50mL with screw caps are made of certified polypropylene based on renewable, reused raw materials and are called “BioBased”.
This means that Eppendorf is no longer focusing only on the development of new products, but also 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 centre in Oldenburg/Germany meets the requirements of the International Sustainability & Carbon Certification (ISCC PLUS). Sustainability of the tubes is certified by “My Green Lab®” with “ACT Certificates” (Accountability, Consistency, Transparency).