Collaboration between Hitma and Biotech Training Facility: recycle service

The pharmaceutical industry will need to adapt to ensure it is able to comply with prospective legislation in areas such as CO2 emissions and the circular economy. Hitma helps customers in this by collecting unused expired single-use material for sustainable reuse.

How does the Hitma return and recycling service work?

With their return and recycling service, they offer pharmaceutical companies an alternative to incinerating waste streams of unused single-use plastics that have exceeded their expiry date. This will help companies to meet sustainability requirements. Hitma seeks to create a transparent process that is better for our planet. This means always being clear about where exactly returned materials go and providing the necessary documentation to confirm this.

Biotech Training Facility is one of the customers of expired single-use components.As a training centre we can use the materials in the original form for training purposes. This collaboration results in giving the material a useful function within the pharmaceutical industry. Hitma supplies the following materials to Biotech Training Facility:

  • Silicone/TPE tubing  
  • Filters
  • Vials & stoppers
  • Buffer bags
  • CPC connectors

In addition to these expired single-use plastics, Hitma also collects other unused plastic components, even if they have not been supplied by themselves. If Biotech Training Facility is equipped with sufficient materials, the remainder will be taken by Hitma to a specialist recycler to be recycled and reused as a raw material for new non-pharmaceutical applications, such as safety shoes.

How can you participate?

How can you register your expired material with Hitma? They work according to a ‘you click, we collect’ principle. All you need to do is simply fill in the details of the products you are offering in the provided form. You can find this form on the Hitma website via this link