Sustainability Program

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How We Think Green

Recycle Bin

Recycle

  • Recycling bins on every floor make it easy for employees to recycle glass, plastic and paper
  • A federally-certified outside recycler handles our surplus of IT equipment
  • A sweep resulted in 16 pallets of equipment being recycled
Thermostat

Reduce

  • On weekdays, air conditioning and building lights are shut down from 6 p.m. to 6 a.m. to reduce energy costs
  • During weekends, building lights and air conditioning are automatically turned down all day to save energy
  • By the removal of subfloor cable lines, it has freed up space for greater airflow and more efficient operation of air conditioning
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Reuse

  • Implemented in late 2005, the Scheduled Shipment Program allows customers to reduce the number of physical shipments without changing ordering cycles
  • Formatting data tapes for electronic transmissions has reduced monthly shipments between United States and Canada

How You Can Think Green

Fisher Truck

Recycle

  • Consolidate orders to lessen the usage of transportation, fossil fuels and greenhouse gas emissions
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Reduce

  • Download literature electronically to reduce transportation and paper usage
Newsletters

Reuse

  • Select electronic invoice and request electronic catalogs and literature

Fisher Scientific and British Columbia Ministry of Environment

Electronic Recycling Regulation

Effective July 1, 2012, the British Columbia Ministry of Environment (MOE) will be ensuring that manufacturers and distributors are in compliance with phase 5 of the Electronic Recycling Regulation. Fisher Scientific has partnered with EPRA (Electronic Products Recycling Association) who will be managing our Product Stewardship Program. This regulation impacts scientific and laboratory equipment that is powered (battery or electrical).

Fisher Scientific will be paying the Environmental Handling Fee (EHF) on behalf of our BC customers.

About the Fee Structure

Product Category Description EHF Examples
Portable Electronic Devices Monitoring and control instruments (scientific lab equipment), including medical devices, < 2kg  $0.40 Electronic pipettes (nonclinical), small handheld meters 
Portable Electronic Devices Monitoring and control instruments (scientific lab equipment), including medical devices, between 2 and 10kg  $1.20 pH meters, shakers, hotplates, balances, microscopes 
Countertop Electronic Devices Monitoring and control instruments (scientific lab equipment), including medical devices, between 10 and 50kg  $5.50 Centrifuges (nonclinical), autoclaves, baths, titrators, icemakers, analyzers, chromatography equipment, spectrophotometers, incubators, thermal cyclers, evaporators 
Floor-Standing Products Monitoring and control instruments (scientific lab equipment), including medical devices, between 50 and 200kg  $31.75 Large floor-model centrifuges, waterbaths, dry baths, gas generators, floor-model incubators 

Exemptions

Some products are exempt. They include but are not limited to: refrigerators/freezers, items more than 200kg, items potentially contaminated with biological fluid and items that are hard wired into a laboratory.

Please note that we will be posting information shortly on where to ship end-of-life products. 

Useful links:

www.recycling.gov.bc.ca 

www.return-it.ca/electronics/industry/technical 


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