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REUZEit’s Last Life Program: Lab Equipment With a Purpose

by REUZEit Team | Jun 29, 2021 | Lab Equipment, Landfill Last, REUZEit Anecdotes, Uncategorized

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. Over the past 10+ years, our vision of creating a circular economy through Surplus Asset Management as a service has propelled the company to what it is today. In this blog, I’ll be discussing REUZEit’s Last Life Program.


 Our “Landfill Last” Policy

Here at REUZEit, one of our core values that guides our every initiative is our “Landfill Last” policy. We believe in sustainability through creative solutions to extend the life of any surplus asset. The millions of pounds of landfill avoidance that our program helps produce each year is a direct result of applying our landfill last values. 

We strive to find every opportunity for life extension of surplus or unwanted assets by assessing useful life possibilities. Think of the saying, “One person’s trash is another’s treasure”.  This is the basis for a circular approach to lab supplies.

Our Mission for Used Lab Equipment

Our Mission for Used Lab Equipment

Our mission is to bring an asset through a lifecycle as many times as possible. The impact of finding a REUZE opportunity is exponential each time a piece of equipment goes back into use. There is a trickle-down effect in a circular economy which enables companies to reach true sustainability, reducing landfill, procurement savings, capital recovery, carbon offsets, less strain on natural resources for remanufacturing, and much more. 

While we strive to exhaust every opportunity to bring an asset back into useful life, there is a final point at which an asset truly can not be reintroduced into a useful life. 

At least not for its originally intended use! 

Commitment to Sustainability

We sit up late at night thinking of ways to continue to improve sustainability around surplus equipment. We understand this is probably less entertaining than most people’s late-night activities. We can’t help it; we are nerds for creating solutions to pain points.

We saw an opportunity to establish at least one more life cycle. We give one Last Life:  assigning surplus lab equipment that is broken, outdated, malfunctioning, or parted out, to our Last Life Program. 


REUZEit’s Last Life Program

Our Last Life Program consists of all of these qualifying assets that are one step from the graveyard. These assets are uploaded to a section of our platform called “Last Life”, where we market to movie/tv studios, upcycling artists and organizations, museums, and more. They go places where used lab equipment no longer needs to perform, but can still be useful in other applications —all at a low or free acquisition cost. 

REUZEit’s Last Life program is a great way to immortalize an asset, creating new opportunities beyond recycling or sending it to the landfill. Remember, every time we can find a useful application for a surplus asset, we are contributing to the circular economy and towards true sustainability. 

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

Thank you for reading! We hope you have a better understanding of the importance of a ‘REUZE first’ mentality. This approach will lead you to adopt our landfill last values and look for your very own Last Life opportunities. You can apply this approach to your everyday life: find a way to reuse something before rebuy. Each time you do that, you will be contributing to a better world. 

If you want to take a serious step in sustainability, reach out to us and find out how REUZEit can help. 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.

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