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Sustainable Operations

As a global organization with more than 300,000 products and employing 50,000 people across more than 65 countries, we recognize the importance of reducing the environmental impacts of our own operations.

We are focused on reducing the greenhouse gas emissions, energy consumption, water use and waste impact associated with our operations—without sacrificing quality or time delivery. In addition to our own operations, we collaborate with our supply chain partners to further reduce our combined environmental impacts.

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Less Space for Waste
MilliporeSigma estimates that a single biopharma site produces about 12.5 tons waste per month that is eligible for recycling. As a leading supplier of single-use biopharmaceutical products, including single-use bags, tubing, connectors and filters, MilliporeSigma recognizes the need to reduce the environmental impact of its products. In 2015, MilliporeSigma launched an exclusive...
Jul 11, 2018 2:45 PM ET
From Single-Use to Re-Use
It is well known that single-use systems provide a variety of benefits to drug manufacturers, but the growth of single-use brings to mind the environmental impact that comes with this trend. Globally, we estimate that 30,000 tons of biopharma single-use products are disposed to landfill or incineration every year. Single-use systems are made primarily of plastic, and I think most people agree...
Jun 21, 2018 10:10 AM ET
Milliporesigma Looks Beyond 'Burn and Bury' for Single-use Recycling
By Flora Southey The Biopharma Single-use Product Recycling Program - a collaboration between MilliporeSigma and Triumvirate Environmental - collects, shreds, sterillises and recycles disposable plastics for the biopharmaceutical industry.  The program has facilitated the recycling of single-use bags, tubing and connectors, and cartridge and capsule filters at Triumvirate's plant...
Apr 25, 2018 10:30 AM ET
MilliporeSigma Tech Talk: Biopharma Recycling Program for Single-Use Technologies
The rapid growth and adoption of single-use technologies in the biopharmaceutical market is significantly increasing the amount of plastic waste being generated. In this talk, Jacqueline Ignacio, Customer Sustainability Solutions Manager, will discuss: An innovative solution to address these challenges that can help biopharmaceutical manufacturers manage the environmental...
Apr 3, 2018 9:15 AM ET
Cooler Return Program Is a ‘Win-Win’ for Lab
By Jim Butschli As a believer in the coexistence of science and the environment, the Glaunsinger Lab at the University of California-Berkeley takes a proactive approach to its efforts to recycle and reuse coolers needed for the storage and shipment of temperature-sensitive reagents, chemicals and kits. That approach, however, became more difficult to adhere to as the number of...
Feb 6, 2018 9:30 AM ET