Laboratory glass (including plasticware) is any item that could puncture regular waste bags and therefore endanger waste handlers. Procedures for safe disposal of laboratory glass are available on the Environmental Health & Safety Sharps and Laboratory Glass page.
Do you know about UW’s Green Lab program? They have a list of eco-friendly products or vendors for you to access here. Some of the materials are made from recycled products, focus on reduced packaging and waste, or have take-back programs available. The list is updated regularly, as more materials become available. For any Green Lab questions, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.