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    Recycling programs in your labs?

    Question for the lab operators, mid-size and up.
    What types of recycling programs do you have in place? Specifically lens boxes and envelops. Other optical waste items aren't off the table. We generate quite a bit of waste, and would like to recycle as much as possible.
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    Can't lens boxes and envelopes go in normal recycling? The lens boxes are similar material to cereal boxes? Our normal neighborhood would recycle that stuff. They give us huge trash cans for recycling. Maybe as a lab they could provide you with more bins? Or larger bins?

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    We're not a big lab, just a small private practice, but your struggle is real. My county doesn't have really good business recycling options; I end up taking boxes upon boxes home to recycle curbside with my household items. It's not ideal. I end up driving around with boxes full of collapsed boxes in my car for weeks.
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    Problem is, many are lined with a wax type paper or fiber style. The fiber style doesn’t feel paper based. Otherwise, it is a no brainer.
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