It is currently necessary for cleanroom consumables to be packaged in plastic to limit contamination. This is often combined with double bagging which produces a large amount of waste plastic. While Product Development are constantly evaluating innovative solutions to reduce our plastic packaging, this unfortunately means that plastic is the best-known material at this present time, of which will maintain the most sterility. However, this does mean that we have a responsibility to try to reduce any excess material wastage where possible to benefit a wide range of issues (some of which I have explained below).
Project Leader - Product Development