Disposal of packaging and the pipette at the end of its lifecycle
The packaging of Eppendorf Xplorer electronic pipettes contains different materials, including cardboard and plastic foil. Our Xplorer packaging cardboard material consists of approx. 92 % recycling material. Please support the global sustainability initiative of recycling valuable raw material by collecting the cardboard and disposing of it in the appropriate collection container at your organization. In respect to the wrapping foils made of LD-PE, we recommend to select a dedicated recycling partner where PE material can be recycled.
Eppendorf liquid handling instruments are designed for many years of use – should the need arise to dispose of your electronic pipette however, please note that it may potentially be contaminated and includes electronic components and a rechargeable battery. Please contact your local biosafety officer and/or your local waste management for requirements and best practices concerning electronic and lab waste. You may use the Eppendorf Decontamination Certificate
as guidance regarding possible documentation requirements.