Cytiva and TerraCycle expand first-of-its kind recycling program

Global life sciences leader Cytiva and international recycling leader TerraCycle expanded their filtration device recycling program globally. Customers in the pharmaceutical, food and beverage, municipal water, and bioethanol industries in Australia, Canada, France, Germany, The Netherlands and the United Kingdom can now recycle their Whatman and Pall Life Sciences filtration devices.

Ryan Walker, Program Director, Sustainability, Cytiva, says: “The global expansion of our collaboration with TerraCycle demonstrates our commitment to recycling single use plastics across industries and regions. It’s part of how we are adding circularity into our product life cycle. We will continue looking for ways to offer our customers sustainable business solutions.”

TerraCycle created the Zero Waste BoxTM to provide solutions for difficult-to-recycle materials that are not accepted by standard curbside recycling programs. Each Zero Waste Box holds up to 70lbs of waste or roughly 10,000 syringe filters. Customers can also recycle a mixture of capsule filters, transfer pipettes or polypropylene syringes. Once collected, the used filtration devices are processed into recycled material suitable for use in composite decking, shipping pallets, and compression molding. Tom Szaky, CEO and Founder, TerraCycle, says: “As a first of its kind initiative, Cytiva’s customers now have the opportunity to not only take care of others but the planet as well.”

To find out if your lab is eligible to start recycling, visit the Cytiva program page.

To learn more about Cytiva’s sustainability targets, visit

To learn more about TerraCycle and its innovative recycling solutions, visit

About Cytiva

At Cytiva, we believe the key to transforming human health is accessing life-changing therapies. That’s why our nearly 10 000 associates in more than 40 countries are keenly focused on helping researchers, biopharma companies, and drug manufacturers to advance and accelerate therapeutics for people that need them. We’re driven by their desire to achieve better flexibility, capacity, and efficiency in all facets of their work – all the way from discovery to delivery. Learn more about sustainability at

About TerraCycle

TerraCycle is an international leader in innovative sustainability solutions, creating and operating first-of-their-kind platforms in recycling, recycled materials, and reuse. Across 21 countries, TerraCycle is on a mission to rethink waste and develop practical solutions for today’s complex waste challenges. The company engages an expansive multi-stakeholder community across a wide range of accessible programs, from Fortune 500 companies to schools and individuals, and has raised over $44 million for schools and nonprofits since its founding more than 15 years ago. To learn more about TerraCycle and join them on their journey to move the world from a linear economy to a circular one, please visit

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