Garbage Out, Repurposing In

The carbon footprint of life sciences and biotech industries can be reduced by up to 80% by redeploying the equipment depending on its residual value and the customer needs. A waste plan is critical to sustaining this positive initiative. For the global life sciences market, savings on carbon fees as well as direct benefits to the customer can be as much as $2 billion annually. Circular Surplus Asset Management (CE-SAM) can be a business game-changer if it is integrated as part of an organization’s strategy. It is this premise that makes REUZEit a key contributor to long-term sustainability.

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The Circular Economy

The REUZEit End-of-Life Asset Solutions platform establishes best practices for using, repurposing, and disposing of biotech and pharmaceutical equipment to control costs, reduce risk, and improve efficiency. Reclaiming medical equipment has an important role in lowering medical costs and reducing the carbon footprint of healthcare. Using recovered medical equipment generates less solid waste and helps to reduce pollution caused by the extraction and processing of raw materials. Also, when products are recycled, less energy is used for manufacturing, and fewer pollutants are emitted. This is the power of Reclaim, Reuse, Repurpose when done correctly. It’s what we call the “Lifecycle Extension.”

 

Good for Business, Good for Sustainability, Good for the Earth

When businesses reuse and redistribute equipment, they get the most out of their investment, maximizing productivity while also maximizing our planet’s precious resources. We provide the online solution and marketplace for businesses to search and redeploy their excess assets. Every time we REUZEit, we replace the need to strip, build, and buy new while also slowing the rate of manufacturing waste and pollution to manageable levels. That’s good for business, good for sustainable growth, and good for the earth.

There is an estimated 40% of medical equipment in developing countries that is no longer in use due to a lack of parts or service. Breakdowns can occur at any stage in a complex system of medical equipment recycling, resulting in a mismatch between aims and usability. The lack of adequate medical devices and the impact on health outcomes in low-income countries especially are becoming more

apparent as countries assess their health systems’ capabilities in response to a global pandemic. A supply chain that assures access to high-quality, safe, and dependable medical equipment is important to sustaining these health systems. Every time we REUZEit, we replace the need to strip, build, and buy new while also slowing the rate of manufacturing waste and pollution to manageable levels. That’s good for business, good for sustainable growth, and good for the earth. Together, with our global clients, REUZEit provides a physically executed active platform connecting big industry players together to redistribute equipment, recovering capital from surplus equipment, extending the useful lifespan of our equipment and our natural resources. As we build the future Circular Economy, we can reduce barriers of entry to support redistribution models and innovation in the developing world, reduce waste of valuable-but-toxic materials, and we’ll establish an economy that makes full use of the things we build.

 

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Keeping a piece of equipment in use, either by redeploying within the company or selling in the used market, reduces greenhouse gas emissions by 23.1 times compared to recycling.

The GHG emissions reduction from reusing just one metric ton of equipment is the equivalent of:

  • Powering almost 32 households for one year
  • Removing over 57 passenger cars from the road for 1 year
  • Planting 4,361 tree seedlings and growing for 10 years

 

The coronavirus pandemic impacted not only healthcare around the world, but there are now an estimated 500,000 young people aged 16-24 who are out of work. Instead of propping up declining, polluting industries, we can benefit our planet and our future generations by investing in more green jobs. Young adults are often being taught, and given career advice on, jobs that likely will not exist a decade from now. Instead, we could be training them to succeed in a sustainable, circular economy while at the same time ensuring the future health of our planet. Keeping medical devices in circulation for as long as they are viable will relieve the massive amounts of medical waste produced daily and drive a circular economy. Someday, future generations will look back to now and say, “This is when industries began redistribution. This is when we finally changed our wasteful habits for a real solution; a circular economy to sustain our planet.”

 

Artist Mariano Chavez makes art from old medical equipment.“Last Life” equipment cannot be rehabilitated and is headed to the landfill despite our best efforts, unless someone rescues it. Up-cyclers, movie props, museums, artists…find one piece to take home, and you’ve made an impact!

Of the most recognized End-of-Life options for e-waste, recycling generates the least amount of greenhouse gases that fuel climate change and expand companies’ carbon footprint. Up to 566 times lower emissions compared to placing that equipment in a landfill!

 

 

 

What about individuals? What can we do to pitch in and help save the Earth? There are plenty of things you can do every day to help reduce your carbon footprint to make a less harmful impact on the environment. By purchasing reusable and recycled materials, consumers can help close the recycling circle, and encourage our neighbors to do the same.

For more information or to Join this REUZE Revolution, please visit us at  www.REUZEit.com


When it comes to stocking your lab with laboratory equipment, it’s important to understand your options. There are many lab supplies that can get the job done, but how do you determine whether to purchase new or used lab equipment? Let’s break down the pros and cons of new and used laboratory equipment.

New Lab Equipment

Pros

  • Trusted Sellers: New lab equipment is typically sold from trustworthy lab equipment distributors. These sellers tend to have a clean reputation for selling quality top-of-the-line products.  
  • Warranty: New equipment often comes with warranties in order to protect the buyer from malfunctioning equipment. These warranties usually cover the product for up to 2-5 years. 
  • New Technology: Purchasing new equipment means that you have the ability to harness the newest technology. This can help make processes more efficient and help produce more accurate reporting. 

Cons

  • High Prices: It’s no surprise that new equipment will cost more money. Lab equipment is not cheap by any means and purchasing new equipment can majorly set back any lab budget
  • “New” Does Not Mean “Best”: That piece of new equipment you’re considering might not be the model preferred by the scientific community. Have you ever gotten a software update on your phone that you felt was worse than the old version? The same thing can happen with hardware. 
  • Potentially Produces More e-Waste: By investing and encouraging new equipment sales, there is a potential that these items or the items they are replacing will not be disposed of properly or added into the circular economic cycle. 

Used Lab Equipment

Pros

  • Discounted Prices: Used science lab equipment can be acquired at a much lower price than new equipment. This allows labs to maximize their budgets and spend their money where it will make an impact.   
  • Products Can Be in Great Condition: “Used” does not always mean that the item is in bad condition. You can find a ton of barely used, well-cared-for lab equipment for sale. Additionally, REUZEit often sells surplus lab equipment which has a discounted price tag and has not been used at all.
  • Support the Circular Economy: This is one of our favorite reasons to purchase used lab equipment. Supporting a larger circular economy gives us the power to reduce landfill and e-waste through the practice of reusing capital lab equipment.

Cons

  • Questionable Sellers: Purchasing from private sellers can be risky. To avoid scams and purchasing broken lab equipment or having to invest in laboratory equipment maintenance, make sure to read our Tips for Buying Used Lab Equipment
  • Questionable Condition: When buying used lab equipment there is always a risk that the product will not be in good condition. It’s important to buy from trusted sellers that check their equipment before listing them on their website.  
  • Might Not Have a Warranty: Though most used equipment does not come with warranties, REUZEit does offer warranties on select items that have also been rigorously inspected to guarantee superb performance. 

How REUZEit Can Help

Investing in laboratory equipment for your scientific facility is a necessary cost, but it doesn’t have to be an expensive one. Money saved on one product can be used to finance another resource that is just as important to your progress. Are you ready to browse surplus lab equipment for sale and save? Check out our USA-based store or our European Store to shop discount laboratory equipment.


The COVID-19 pandemic has disrupted scientific research in laboratories worldwide. While many working professionals packed up their office and transitioned to working from home in March 2020, researchers weren’t left much of a choice but to abandon their experiments. The labs that did remain open were repurposed and occupied by experiments dedicated to pandemic research. Fortunately, as time has gone by, many laboratories have implemented safety protocols in order to get their research back on track. Despite the fact that the new customs of the pandemic have come to feel somewhat routine, labs are still having difficulties running at the capacity they once were. REUZEit understands your needs.

Workforce Disruptions

It’s no surprise that labs are worried about the health of their staff. As members of the scientific community, it is our moral duty to consider our staff and students’ roles in slowing the virus’s spread. This precaution leaves experiments short-staffed or drawn out. 

Putting Experiments on Hold 

Countless labs in a variety of research fields are reconsidering their planned studies. Many labs simply froze their experiments until they were able to decide how to proceed. Others’ experiments were left to die. This can create cold storage shortage issues as labs were unprepared for the halt of their major scientific conquests.

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Shortage of Lab Supplies

With many basic supplies in higher demand due to the pandemic, it’s been harder for labs to get the supplies they need. Imports of gloves into the United States increased by 17% from January to September 2020 compared with the same period in 2019, but it wasn’t nearly enough to meet demand. Additionally, American labs had to significantly increase imports of filtered plastic pipettes in 2020 because the only domestic supplier available could not keep up with demand. These are only a few examples of the lab supply shortages that our community has been experiencing.

How REUZEit Can Help

We are determined to support our scientific community through the hardship they continue to face in spite of the COVID-19 pandemic. We recognize that our role in supplying used lab equipment as well as surplus lab equipment to laboratories worldwide can impact the world for the better, especially during this time. We are committed to carrying out our mission to supply laboratories with more affordable technology that fuels their research while supporting a circular economy. Our passion for our community and environment has never been stronger.

Investing in laboratory equipment for your scientific research is a necessary cost, but it doesn’t have to be an expensive one. Money saved on one product can be used to finance another resource that is just as important to your progress. Harness the technology you need to ensure the momentum of your significant scientific research. Whether you’re searching for innovative chemistry lab equipment or looking to replace broken lab equipment, REUZEit offers low-cost solutions that work as hard as you do. Browse the best surplus and gently used biotech and pharmaceutical equipment on the market. Browse our USA-based store or our European Store to shop discount laboratory equipment.


Getting a startup lab or new educational program off the ground can require a lot of preparation, especially when it comes to stocking your lab or classroom with the necessary laboratory equipment. This process requires a lot of diligent research, resources, and money. Purchasing used lab equipment for educational organizations and small startups can be an ideal alternative to buying from traditional lab equipment distributors. Keep reading to learn the reasons why used laboratory equipment may be the best option for your future endeavor.

 

Save Money

Purchasing chemistry lab equipment, or any science lab equipment for that matter, is a costly task. However, you still have plenty of opportunities to save money on lab equipment! REUZEit offers numerous well-functioning used items at a discounted price so that you can spend your money where it matters most! Additionally, we carry an array of brand new surplus lab equipment at a discounted price.

 

Support a Circular Economy

Anytime that you save items from being thrown into our landfills by giving them another lifecycle, you’re supporting a circular economy. A circular economy is an economical approach in which we keep resources in use for as long as possible, extract the maximum value from them, then recover products and materials at the end of each service life. This process reduces e-waste in our landfills and helps preserve our earth’s natural environment.

 

Receive Financing Options

We understand that upfront payments in full are not always possible and may not be an efficient way to spend your money when stocking a laboratory or educational facility. For this reason, we offer solutions that work with your budget. We currently offer financing for equipment from our USA storefront. As this finance option has been well-received by our community, we are making an effort to extend this offer to our European store as well.  

 

Receive Warranty Options

There is no need to worry about purchasing broken lab equipment that may end up a wasted investment. At REUZEit, all equipment sold with a 30-day warranty is subject to a rigorous condition assessment and inspection to guarantee superb performance. 

 

Investing in laboratory equipment for your scientific facility is a necessary cost, but it doesn’t have to be an expensive one. Money saved on one product can be used to finance another resource that is just as important to your progress. Are you ready to browse surplus lab equipment for sale and save? Check out our USA-based store or our European Store to shop discount laboratory equipment.

 


Planning a budget for scientific research takes a lot of careful thought and consideration. This is especially true if you’re applying for outside funding. REUZEit is dedicated to providing you with surplus lab equipment so you can make the most of your research budget. While creating a budget for a proposal, there are a couple of key things you need to take into account to ensure you’re spending money where it matters.

 

Direct Costs

Direct costs are the activities or items associated entirely with the project or program. This may include project materials, program staff salaries, science lab equipment, and other fees that pertain to your research. These are usually hard costs that are easy to calculate using a simple spreadsheet method. This is typically the most painless part of the budget-building process.

 

Indirect Costs

Indirect costs include items that are associated with running the research as a whole. This is often referred to as “facilities and administrative” or “overhead” costs. Indirect costs include expenses like administrative staff salaries, rent, utilities, office supplies, etc. Indirect costs can be directly affected if your research is delayed. Calculating indirect costs can be very difficult, however it’s an imperative part of building your search budget.

 

Budget Essentials

Knowing what ticket items are essential to your research is the best way to prioritize your spending. If a surprise expenditure arises, having a list of the essentials and nonessentials can make budget adjustments less hectic. 

 

Save Money With REUZEit

Lab Equipment can be expensive, so knowing where to find lab supplies on a budget can save you a ton of money and help stretch your budget. REUZEit obtains new and used laboratory equipment and supplies them to our scientific community at a lower rate than traditional lab equipment distributors. We prioritize reliability and functionality in all discount lab supplies listed on the REUZEit website. Gently used biotech and pharmaceutical equipment are always inspected for performance, ensuring that your used lab equipment works as hard as you do for a fraction of the cost. For over 20 years, we have saved our customers millions of dollars on high-functioning equipment that fuels their research and development. 

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Investing in laboratory equipment for your scientific research is a necessary cost, but it doesn’t have to be an expensive one. Money saved on one product can be used to finance another resource that is just as important to your progress. Harness the technology you need to fuel significant scientific research. Whether you’re searching for innovative chemistry lab equipment or looking to replace broken lab equipment, REUZEit offers low-cost solutions that work as hard as you do. Browse the best surplus and gently used biotech and pharmaceutical equipment on the market! Check out our USA-based store or our European Store to shop discount laboratory equipment.