|Chemical bottle re-use and recycling|
Fisher Scientific operates a collection and recycling service for used Fisher Chemical 2.5L glass (Winchesters) and plastic coated glass bottles from our customers.
Please remember that this service is only available for Fisher Chemical packaging
Bottles enter the washing plant and are stored on pallets.
Bottles are then rinsed in hot water rinse, followed by a hot detergent wash and a rinse in pure water.
They are then air dried.
Final rinse water is recirculated for use in pre-rinse.
When a bottle is cleaned and washed, bottles are coded with a UV fluorescent ink.
Bottles are visually checked to ensure there is a maximum of 3 ink marks.
If inspector sees 3 crosses, bottles are then sent for recycling as cullet.
Bottles are held in quarantine until QC testing is performed.
Clean bottles are then batch-checked in our QC Department to ensure that there are no contaminants before they are used again.
If bottles are unsuitable for reuse for whatever reason, they are broken down and supplied to glass manufacturers for recycling.
|Last Updated on Monday, 09 May 2011 10:22|