In Europe at leasts the price of plastic disposables is escalating as I
write. Today I turned my mind to ways of redesigning the humble but
ubiquitous Petri dish to counter the current trend and thus make them
cheaper to produce and perhaps a little more eco friendly. The current
usage in the Lab I work in is 35000 plates per week so any cost saving would
Here are a couple of my ideas ;
a) For certain applications opaque lids made form cheaper recycled or
primary polymers would suffice and could well be significantly cheaper
b) Again for certain applications a card or reinforced lid (
Biodegradable) would suffice.
c) For spread plate applications a biodegreable suitabley lined unit
made completely from recyled paper or card might be just the ticket
Any thoughts ?