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Question on Plastic Trash

Posted on behalf of Florence M. Trevino <trevinof@pilot.msu.edu>

How are people disposing of plastic trash produced during research i.e.,
Petri dishes, pipet tips, etc.? Currently we incinerate and I would like
to find an alternative if one is available. We do have one autoclave
which would not be effective since we utilize this for cleaning our
bottles etc. I am looking for some type of equipment that would melt the
plastic down to a smaller size so that it can be disposed of as common
trash. Anyone with this type of information please get back to me.

Florence Trevino 
Cluster Environmental Protection Specialist 
3606 East Mount Hope Road 
East Lansing, Michigan 48823-5338 
E:mail trevinof@pilot.msu.edu 
Phone: (517) 337-6777 
FAX: (517) 337-6779