Let’s face it; landfills are awful. They’re eyesores, they smell terrible, they attract vermin, and they take up valuable space. Beyond these obvious traits, landfills are one of the chief sources of environmental degradation on this planet for many reasons. It would be impossible, in fact, for us to fully cover all of the negative effects of landfills in a single blog post. Let’s look at the two biggest reasons why landfills are so toxic and how REUZEit’s mission can help reduce landfill waste.

How Landfills Affect Soil 

It’s safe to say that just about everything that can be thrown away ends up in landfills. And it’s also safe to say that most people don’t really think too much about the chemical makeup of their trash. When waste breaks down, the toxins within seep directly into the ground. Even the most innocuous items – a child’s teddy bear or an old reclining chair – contain toxic compounds that can contaminate the soil. 

Even if it didn’t take decades – or longer – for landfill waste to fully decompose, the ground underneath the landfill is rendered permanently toxic. Electronic waste, or e-waste, contributes to this in two ways: electronic devices and lab equipment have a long shelf life, and they contain compounds and elements (cadmium and mercury in particular) that are particularly toxic. 

How Landfills Affect Groundwater 

One of the most insidious by-products of landfills is a term that most people have never heard of: leachate. Much of the waste that ends up in a landfill will eventually begin breaking down. Precipitation – rain, snow, or even dew and fog – will filter through the decomposing waste and leach into the soil. Eventually, despite efforts to contain it, some of this contaminated water will enter the water table–the top layer of the earth’s groundwater supply). 

It’s not hard to see why this is bad. And sadly, e-waste has made it worse; the metals and plastics found in electronic devices, including lab equipment, contain high amounts of heavy metals and chemicals. 

Keeping Lab Equipment Out Of Landfills

We’ve noted that e-waste is a major contributor to landfill waste, and the problem is getting worse. But there is a silver lining; much, perhaps even most, of the lab equipment that organizations discard is able to be reused. One of the easiest ways to keep lab equipment out of landfills is by purchasing refurbished and surplus equipment. REUZEit works with our network of labs and companies to purchase surplus equipment, refurbish it so that it’s in perfect working order, and then sell it to other organizations. We’re committed to supporting a circular economy, one that reduces landfill waste by extending the working life of lab equipment. By doing so, we’re part of the global effort to preserve and protect our soil and groundwater. And when you purchase used lab equipment, you’re also making a positive impact.

How REUZEit Can Positively Impact the Earth and Your Business  

Investing in laboratory equipment for your scientific research is completely 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.


From advances in online purchasing to a surge of new clientele, the future of used lab equipment distribution is bright for the informed and well-prepared. Read on for a glimpse into what distributors can expect and incorporate in the coming years of change and growth. 

80/20 Will Ring True

Amongst large lab equipment manufacturers, most of their revenue comes from a slim portion of their clients. This means that nowadays, when online shopping trumps the art of cold calling, smaller accounts are no longer a primary target since it’s simply too expensive to call on less lucrative leads. Since these smaller customers will continue to be nixed from the radar of large manufacturers, proactive used lab equipment distributors are anticipated to act on the opportunity to gain some market share. We can expect more manufacturers to start leaning towards the pricing and service distinctive of independent distributors.

The Rise of Independent Used Lab Equipment Distribution

Amazon may have a hold on over 90% of online product searches, though it’s ultimately up to the consumer to find what they’re looking for. Manufacturers are now recognizing the power of independent lab equipment distribution, most notably due to their power in bringing products to market without succumbing to the monopolies of modern healthcare. Additionally, independent distributors typically employ tight-knit teams who nurture and value client relationships – rather than simply hunting down the next best lead. 

REUZEit: The All-in-One Solution for Used and Surplus Lab and Medical Equipment

Let’s face it, investing in laboratory equipment for your scientific research is a necessary cost. Luckily, we’re committed to providing you with options that you can fit into your budget. Money saved on one product can be used to finance another resource that is just as important to your progress. 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-based store to shop discount laboratory equipment.


Unfortunately, the world we know today fails to keep sustainability in mind. Most people don’t even bat an eye when it comes to throwing things away, further contributing to landfill waste. Everything from our electronics to our toothbrushes are made with an expiration date. Once these possessions reach their shelf life, we are eager to dump them and buy the latest version. 

All of this garbage then goes on to waste away in some landfill, out of sight and out of mind. This system we’ve become so accustomed to has started to take a toll on the planet we call home, something that most people fail to realize. However, many environmental experts and foundations are working diligently towards a sustainable future.

What is a Circular Economy?

A circular economy is an economical structure that reduces the amount of waste we create and increases the use of renewable energy and recyclable resources. It involves sharing, leasing, reusing, repairing, refurbishing and recycling existing materials and products for as long as possible. Ultimately, the life cycle of products is extended and waste is reduced. 

With a circular design in place, we would see our planet’s natural ecosystems regenerate and thrive, a reduction in overflowing landfills, and an overall life extension on products. The future would look much brighter and greener for generations to come.

Ways to Support a Circular Economy 

#1 Building Smarter

In order to evolve into a more sustainable society, design companies must begin building products with the planet’s well-being in mind. This means using materials that are biodegradable or recyclable. 

#2 Building Longevity 

We need to alter our business models to focus on building products that are designed to last longer and to be refurbished and resold at the end of their initial shelf lives. Producers and manufacturers could receive their own used or damaged goods and reuse the materials for new products.

#3 Renewable Energy Resources

It is crucial that we transition away from our current means of obtaining fuel and the detrimental effect it has on our planet. Applying the structure of a circular economy would bring with it the transition to solar energy, or other sustainable energy methods. 

#4 Introducing a New Industry

In changing the way we do things, we will see the rise of a new industry. Implementing this new way of doing things not only creates a more sustainable industry but also opens up the opportunity for more jobs. Environment-focused careers geared towards the operations of a circular economy will bloom.

#5 Choosing Sustainability

So how can you do your part to reach this goal of a circular economy? Be conscious about which brands you support. Pay attention to what recycling efforts are in place, the impact on the environment, and the lasting effects on the planet. 

REUZEit: The All-in-One Solution for Used and Surplus Lab and Medical Equipment

Let’s face it, investing in laboratory equipment for your scientific research is a necessary cost. Luckily, we’re committed to providing you with options that you can fit into your budget. Money saved on one product can be used to finance another resource that is just as important to your progress. 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-based store to shop discount laboratory equipment.


With pharmaceutical companies constantly growing and developing in their labs, the demand for new and innovative technology comes at a cost. This is where REUZEit comes in. Our resources allow many medical laboratories to continually make progress without taking on staggering lab equipment bills or constantly wasting practically brand new medical equipment. Our landfill last mentality allows our clients to support a circular economy and reduce e-waste in landfills around the world. 

REUZEit’s Screening Process 

As we expand into the used medical equipment industry, we assure you that the utmost care is placed when it comes to screening products for sale. We are entering a market with very strict guidelines to ensure these lifesaving products are fit for use in labs all over the world. When it comes to the screening process, there are many things to take into account such as age,  functionality, suitability for the intended purpose, wear and tear, and so on. We do not accept or sell any form of equipment that is not fully vetted and capable of its intended use.

Connecting You With Used Medical Equipment Networks

At REUZEit, we proudly offer a shared network of secondhand lab equipment within our marketplace through our member portal. Here, you would be able to browse used medical equipment that other scientists and labs are trying to get rid of. Additionally, you can provide us with items that you would like to remove from your labs, or shop for secondhand lab equipment. The member portal allows you to shop used lab equipment from members within our network. 

Free Up Space in Your Lab

Equipment that is no longer being used in your lab just takes up space and prevents you from adding equipment you may need in the future. REUZEit makes it easier to cycle used medical equipment in and out of your lab.  This means that you’ll have more room in the lab for the technology that is necessary to further your research and discoveries. No more wasted space or money! 

Shop REUZEit and Save the Planet 

By taking advantage of REUZEit’s budget-friendly benefits, pharmaceutical companies take part in supporting our Landfill Last mission. Our efforts to advocate for a circular economy are helping to reduce the amount of non-biodegradable waste that pollutes our planet. We hope to change the way our scientific community thinks about used lab equipment. Wouldn’t you rather support a good cause while also saving some money? 

REUZEit: The All-in-One Solution for Used and Surplus Medical Equipment

Let’s face it, investing in laboratory equipment for your scientific research is a necessary cost. Luckily, we’re committed to providing you with options that you can fit into your budget. Money saved on one product can be used to finance another resource that is just as important to your progress. 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-based store to shop discount laboratory equipment.


Since 2014, REUZEit has been an influential name in the industry. Not only have we provided countless biotech labs with lab equipment all over the world, but we have reduced landfill waste and worked to give used lab equipment another chance. As our company grows and our recycling and refurbishing methods progress, we are now expanding our services into the medical industry! REUZEit is now broadening our horizons and accepting and selling used medical equipment.

The Refurbished Medical Equipment Industry

With the past couple years being quite “medically focused” due to COVID-19, the need for medical equipment has risen tremendously. From medical equipment needed to develop vaccines to cold storage that then houses these life-saving vaccines, the medical industry is at an all time high for medical equipment.

The refurbished medical equipment industry is projected to reach $20.28 billion by 2025. It is safe to say that this industry continues to grow and provides medical facilities, labs, and hospitals with a cost-friendly option for purchasing medical equipment.

This tremendous growth is also due to the fact that many medical facilities appreciate alternatives to buying brand new medical equipment. These facilities can benefit greatly from the cost-effective method of choosing to buy used medical equipment, compared to simply purchasing new and highly expensive equipment.

REUZEit: The Future of Refurbished Medical Equipment

With the medical equipment industry being so large, there are many different pieces of equipment that are extremely sought after. The main types of refurbished medical equipment include:

  • Medical imaging equipment
  • Operating room & surgical equipment
  • Patient monitors
  • Cardiology equipment
  • Urology equipment
  • Neurology equipment
  • Intensive care equipment
  • Endoscopy equipment
  • IV therapy systems

These are life-saving tools that every medical facility, hospital, and surgery center should have access to.

As REUZEit enters the industry of refurbished medical equipment, we are looking to make a change. We will implement our landfill last mentality into our medical equipment operations just like we have done over previous years in the biotechnology industry. We are looking for key clients to join our eco-conscious efforts and participate in selling their used medical equipment, purchasing used medical equipment from us, or even both! Accessing this life-saving equipment is a plus, so why not add on earth-saving efforts while you’re at it?

 REUZEit: The All-in-One Solution for Used and Surplus Lab Equipment

Investing in laboratory equipment for your scientific research is a necessary cost, and we’re committed to providing you with options that you can fit into your budget. At REUZEit, our products are highly reliable and can often be purchased with a 30-day warranty. We also offer financing options on our used lab equipment. Money saved on one product can be used to finance another resource that is just as important to your progress. 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-based store to shop discount laboratory equipment.


Hello again, it’s Ryan Andrews. I am REUZEit’s Chief Innovation Officer and have been an integral part of the company’s overall development selling used lab equipment. Over the past 10+ years, our vision of creating a circular economy through surplus asset management as a service has propelled REUZEit to what it is today. In this blog, I’ll be discussing our vision of sustainability that we hope to share with future investors. 

Funding Sustainability and a REUZE Economy

We understand that money-raising for your business can be a tedious and frustrating process. Finding the right method for funding is the first step, and for passionate founders, this can be a hard pill to swallow. 

For the first time ever, REUZEit is looking for investors. We have thought through what type of investment vehicle we prefer. Without getting into the options considered, we ultimately landed on seeking a partner, rather than a faceless investment firm.

We want our investors to adopt our vision, to be more of a partner in our mission, to be excited about the potential impacts on our world, and to be ready to jump on this rocketship. We are looking for those who have been wanting to do something meaningful with their money and want to leave a legacy on this Earth. 

Our mission is to inspire and create change with how all organizations and people address surplus assets. We want to ignite a REUZE revolution across all industries. 

 

The Impact REUZEit Can Have on Sustainability

We truly believe that REUZEit can be the future of sustainability. In a REUZE economy, we can shift current spending and usage trends. We can shorten the gap between providers and users, create a transparent and circular economy all aligned with the same mission, to make this world a cleaner and more sustainable place. 

Our recipe and vision have been curated over the past 5 years while beta testing with some of the largest life sciences companies in the world. We have gone through the trials and tribulations of any new concept experience, crafting a solution-based program, and directly addressing common pain points within organizations. These are pain points that many organizations are just starting to see and address. With our Surplus Asset Management Program, we can accelerate your sustainability goals, specifically by introducing disposition strategies and reporting.

I am sure you have heard the term “end of life” in regards to planning for sustainable use. Recycling is the most common practice to achieve optimized end-of-life solutions. However, the data and research we have conducted over the years point towards a better way. 

REUZEit provides a set of software and physical services to extend the useful life of every asset for as long as possible. Every time we can take an asset at its “end-of-life” and give it a new life through REUZE, we are making significant ripples in sustainability. These ripples extend beyond landfill avoidance. Reuse creates sustainable spending, sustainable use demand on natural resources in manufacturing, expedited deployment of high-demand assets, reduction of greenhouse gases, and production of carbon credits. A reuse economy can change our current wasteful trajectories and get everyone on track for a sustainable future. 

If you are as passionate about the reuse economy as we are, please apply to be our new partner at partners@reuzeit.com. 

REUZEit: The All-in-One Solution for Used and Surplus Lab Equipment

Investing in laboratory equipment for your scientific research is a necessary cost, and we’re committed to providing you with options that you can fit into your budget. Money saved on one product can be used to finance another resource that is just as important to your progress. 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-based store to shop discount laboratory equipment.

 


Finding lab equipment that fits your budget can be a struggle, but it doesn’t have to be. REUZEit is a reliable resource “for like-new” and used lab equipment. Not only can you rely on our services to save you money, but we also offer financing for used lab equipment that can ease a stressful budgeting decision.                       

 

Saving 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 of our discount lab supplies. For over 20 years, we have saved our customers millions of dollars on high-functioning equipment that fuels their research and development. 

 

Financial and Warranty Options

Financing is available on most pieces of used lab equipment, with payments as low as $100 per month. We believe in making lab equipment more accessible to our community by providing financing options. This allows labs to stock up on items they need right away. Many items also come with our 30-Day Warranty that includes 100% parts and labor. See full details listed on our equipment and products pages.

 

Make a Positive Impact

By taking advantage of REUZEit’s budget-friendly benefits, pharmaceutical companies take part in supporting our Landfill Last mission. Our efforts to advocate for a circular economy are helping to reduce the amount of non-biodegradable waste that pollutes our planet. We hope to change the way our scientific community thinks about used lab equipment.

 

REUZEit: The All-in-One Solution for Used and Surplus Lab Equipment

Investing in laboratory equipment for your scientific research is a necessary cost, and we’re committed to providing you with options that you can fit into your budget. At REUZEit, our products are highly reliable and can often be purchased with a 30-day warranty. We also offer financing options on our used lab equipment. Money saved on one product can be used to finance another resource that is just as important to your progress. 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-based store to shop discount laboratory equipment.

 


your lab supplies while on a budget is to invest in used benchtop equipment. Benchtop equipment can be anything from scales, to scales and shakers to dry baths and heat blocks. REUZEit is a great source for gently used lab equipment that works like new. Keep reading to learn which lab equipment we offer at discounted prices.                                                                  

 

Heated Stir Plate

Heated stir plates are lab devices widely used in laboratories; they consist of a rotating magnet or a stationary electromagnet that creates a rotating magnetic field. This piece of lab equipment is used to make a stir bar, immersed in a liquid, quickly spin. Shop heated stir plates here.

 

Dry Bath / Heat Block

Dry baths and heat blocks offer digital control over both temperature and time. They are microprocessor-controlled heating blocks with heating technology. They’re a safe and convenient tool used to heat samples in flasks, tubes, and vials, which is ideal for obtaining consistent results and precise temperature stability. They also eliminate the need for an external thermometer or timer. Shop dry baths and heat blocks here.

 

Vortex/Rotator/Shaker

Vortexes, rotators, and shakers are some of the primary technologies for mixing laboratory samples in test tubes, well plates, or flasks. They use a fairly simple mechanism that quickly oscillates in a circular motion. This shaking platform agitates samples, encouraging reactions and homogenization with high degrees of precision. Shop vortexes, rotators and shakers here.

 

REUZEit: The All-in-One Solution for Used and Surplus Lab Equipment

Investing in laboratory equipment for your scientific research is a necessary cost, and we’re committed to providing you with options that you can fit into your budget. At REUZEit, our products are highly reliable and can often be purchased with a 30-day warranty. We also offer financing options on our used lab equipment. Money saved on one product can be used to finance another resource that is just as important to your progress. 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-based store to shop discount laboratory equipment.


As technology advances, e-waste is becoming the most rapidly growing waste problem in the world. We generate about 50 million tons of it every year. This is equivalent to throwing out 1000 laptops every single second. Needless to say, that’s a lot of trash! At REUZEit we feel a social responsibility to do our part in reducing landfill waste and spreading awareness of the effects of e-waste on our environment.

What is E-Waste?

Electronic waste, also known as e-waste, is a term used to describe a piece of electronic equipment that is near or at the end of its useful life. When a cold storage freezer, mass spectrometer, computer, or centrifuge no longer has use to a facility, it is considered e-waste. The item may be obsolete, needs repair, or is just long longer needed.

Where Does E-Waste go?

Electronics like this often get thrown away rather than recycled. The recycling process for e-waste can be cumbersome and complicated.  For this reason, many of these items end up in landfills, causing harm to Earth and its inhabitants. The improper disposal of e-waste leads to contamination of water and soil. These toxins that get absorbed by our environment are known to negatively impact health through damage to the brain, kidney, liver, heart, and skeletal system. 

How Do We Reduce the Negative Effects of e-Waste?

The best way to reduce the negative effects of e-waste is to recycle, repair, or reuse. Consider giving your e-waste to an R2 certified e-waste recycler like ERI for R2 certified recycling, or selling/donating your electronic items in order to prolong their life and delay their trip to a potential landfill. There are many services available that specialize in the repair of used lab equipment. 

REUZEit: The All-in-One Solution for Used and Surplus Lab Equipment

Investing in laboratory equipment for your scientific research is a necessary cost, and we’re committed to providing you with options that you can fit into your budget. At REUZEit, our products are highly reliable and can often be purchased with a 30-day warranty. We also offer financing options on our used lab equipment. Money saved on one product can be used to finance another resource that is just as important to your progress. 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-based store to shop discount laboratory equipment.


Hello again, it’s Ryan Andrews. I am REUZEit’s Chief Innovation Officer and have been an integral part of the company’s overall development selling used lab equipment. Over the past 10+ years, our vision of creating a circular economy through surplus asset management as a service has propelled REUZEit to what it is today. In this blog, I’ll be sharing part 5 of REUZEit’s origin and history series.

Solution Providers

We’d successfully completed our biggest project to date, and everyone on the team was fired up.  From there on out, we started to develop a reputation for pain point solution providers…at a profit for our customers as well as ourselves! We were brought over the wall on many of our clients’ planning meetings to see if there was an opportunity to increase productivity by solving pain points and easing budget strain. 

Making Moves Toward Something Bigger

A couple months into the project, I had a feeling we were going to need a bigger warehouse. With that, plus our father ailing at a rapid rate, we wanted to be closer, so we moved the business to a real warehouse in Temecula, California. At a whopping 5500 sq ft, we had so much space we thought we would never grow out of it. Justin at one point was worried it was too big of a step but went along with it, nonetheless. 

It was about seven months into this project that the foundation for REUZEit was born. We were operating in a completely new niche for our industry. We were unique: providing one-stop shop services for common pain points during site closures, expertise in lab equipment handling and sales, transparency-driven recording, and a general approach to finding productivity in all surplus opportunities. 

Justin graduated from beer school but at that point our business was looking good, so a career in brewing was not really the hot hand anymore. We had truckloads of used lab equipment to process, and some tail-end work to finish for the project I mentioned above. In addition, we had more demand for our services as our client quickly spread the word to their sites, sharing the success of that project company-wide. That quickly led to similar projects in Texas, New York, and Wisconsin, all of which experienced similar success. Needless to say, Justin and I were finally back in the same office and ready to begin building the world’s greatest approach to handling surplus assets: REUZEit!

Our Mission

Today we are still passionately addicted to solving pain points for our clients. It is REUZEit’s mission to apply our approach to surplus assets, across all industries with physical capital assets. We also want to change the world, by introducing savings and profit opportunities through a circular economic approach to the life extension possibilities of surplus assets. This leads to a wonderful benefit: reducing landfill and natural resource demand in manufacturing new goods, all from REUZEing assets before REBUYing. 

As mentioned before, we now have physical locations in three countries and are providing our services on nearly every continent. We could not have made it here without the tremendous trust and support from our clients, friends, family, colleagues, and employees. To the moon we go! 

Thank you for reading our origin story and we hope to speak with you soon!

REUZEit: The All-in-One Solution for Used and Surplus Lab Equipment

Investing in laboratory equipment for your scientific research is a necessary cost, and we’re committed to providing you with options that you can fit into your budget. Money saved on one product can be used to finance another resource that is just as important to your progress. 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-based store to shop discount laboratory equipment.