Six Positive Outcomes of a Circular Economy

When you consider how much trash the world produces each and every year, the number may or may not surprise you. It’s definitely an overwhelming thought however. In this age of mass consumerism, almost everything we buy, use or create eventually becomes garbage. The shoes we wear, the furniture we rest on, the cars we...

4 Steps to Achieving A Circular Economy

The world we know today is based on a take, make and waste economy. Everything from our smartphones to our televisions to our sofas to our toothbrushes are made with an expiration date. Once these possessions reach their shelf life, we dispose of them and they become garbage. All of this garbage then goes on...

The Circular Economy – How to turn waste into gold

We all create a lot of trash. Each of us can throw out pounds of it a day, adding up to hundreds of millions of tons a year in the United States. Some of it gets reused, some of it recycled, but most of it ends up in landfills. The worst part is that much...

Potential for High-Value Reuse in a Circular Economy

The concept of a circular economy is often embraced by those interested in preserving natural resources and reducing the amount of waste that is buried in our landfills. These are important aspects but are not likely to gain the attention of profit-focused businesses. Fortunately, circular economy principles have the potential to do as much or...

5 Ways to Unlock the Value of the Circular Economy in 2020

The promise of a circular economy has quickly moved from the realm of theory and research to a functional model of reducing waste, retaining value, and increasing profits. However, since this is such a new approach to product lifecycle and because most of our systems were designed around a disposable, or at best, recycling economy,...

Seven Tips for Buying Used Lab Equipment

Today, buying used products has become more common than ever before. With so many companies offering recycled goods for discounted prices, it makes sense to choose this route when purchasing the equipment you need for your business. Buying used lab equipment can be helpful as it is much more affordable. However, finding the right company…

Buying Used Lab Equipment 101

Equipment can be pricey. There’s no doubt about that. For this reason, businesses have come forward selling remanufactured equipment for more reasonable prices. The biotech and pharmaceutical industries have exploded with suppliers and companies selling used lab equipment and it can be difficult to distinguish a great deal from a bad one. Here are all…

Guide for Buying Used Lab Equipment

Are you on the hunt for a specific instrument to adequately conduct your research and not sure where to begin? Are you on a tight budget and the equipment you need is just too expensive? Buying used lab equipment is an affordable and accessible option available to the scientific and medical industries. Buyers beware however,…