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

8 March, 2023 -- Global life sciences company, Cytiva and international recycling company, TerraCycle expanded their filtration device recycling program globally. Customers in the pharmaceutical 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.

  • Cytiva is collaborating with Terracycle, to launch the global expansion of their filtration device recycling program
  • Companies across a broad range of industries in six countries will have access to the Zero Waste Box to recycle their Whatman and Pall Life Sciences filtration devices
  • The Zero Waste Box was designed as a solution to help companies reach their sustainability goals

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.”

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