HACH LANGE has been rewarded for its innovative recycling scheme for used cuvettes by judges at one of Europe’s most prestigious sustainability awards, beating off fierce competition from hundreds of other companies.
A jury of politicians and industry leaders selected HACH LANGE as one of the three winners for the ‘Most Sustainable Products and Supply of Services’ category at The German Sustainability Awards.
The judges were impressed by the environmental approach to cuvette testing used for water analysis. Thousands of cuvette tests are used every day to analyse the contents of liquids in industries such as water, wastewater, manufacturing, food, beverage and power.
The Recycling Centre in Germany facilitates recovery of toxic materials from HACH LANGE reagent tubes including, for example, COD tubes from which Mercury, Silver and Chromium are recovered. Over 70% of returned materials are either re-used or recycled.
It was HACH LANGE’s decision to recycle used cuvettes and the chemicals used in the analysis process from customers across Europe that prompted the judges to commend HACH LANGE. By doing so, the company has drastically reduced potential health and safety issues connected to contamination with dangerous chemicals.
The German Sustainability Award was established by the science journalist Stefan Schulze-Hausmann in 2008. The prize awards businesses that connect commercial success with social responsibility and protection of the environment.
Commenting on behalf of HACH LANGE, Mathew Dillon, UK Sales Director, said: “As a responsible, environmentally conscious manufacturer, HACH LANGE has provided a recycling facility since 1990. Our customers demand the highest levels of environmental performance so we have always sought to differentiate ourselves from the competition by meeting that need and this award is valuable recognition of our achievements.”
Customers wishing to use the recycling service can contact 0161 872 1487 or download a form from www.hach-lange.co.uk