nucleic acid purification

Monarch Upcycle Challenge

Monarch® kits from NEB were created to have maximal performance and minimal environmental impact. Not only are Monarch kit boxes made from 100% post-consumer material, but they have also been thoughtfully designed to be reusable.

We are constantly impressed with the creativity of our customers, and we want to challenge you to put that creativity to use in an effort to reduce waste in the lab. It’s easy to participate!*

Before June 30, 2017:

1. Find a new use for your Monarch kit packaging

2. Take a photo or video

3. Post to Twitter, Facebook or Instagram using #NEBMonarchUpcycle

All submissions will be reviewed by a panel of NEB employees. One winner will be selected to receive either $1,000 in NEB product credit or a $1,000 donation to the charity of their choice. Also, for every submission**, NEB will donate $10 to the Monarch Joint Venture whose mission is to conserve the monarch butterfly population.

Submissions will be judged based on creativity, originality, utility, complexity and humor.


We challenged some of our own employees to do the same, and here are some of the fun ideas
they came up with:

Cookie Jar Piggy Bank Desk Organizer with Charging Station
Art Supply Holder Desk Organizer Makeup Menagerie
















*No purchase necessary to participate. This promotion is open only to life science professionals 21 years and older who reside anywhere outside of The People’s Republic of China. Healthcare Professionals (term defined in the complete Terms and Conditions of Promotion) may not participate in this promotion. Eligible participants who post a video or photograph of a way in which they re-use a Monarch Nucleic Acid Purification Kit box/packaging to Facebook, Twitter or Instagram, using #NEBMonarchUpcycle  no later than 8:00 p.m. US Eastern Time on June 30 or such later date if the promotion end date is extended by NEB, and who agree to be bound by the Terms and Conditions of Promotion, may enter. Limit five (5) entries per person. By submitting your entry, you warrant that you are not prohibited by employment, contract, or law from accepting a prize from NEB. Offer void where prohibited, licensed, or restricted by federal, state, provincial, or local laws, regulations, or agency/institutional policies. Other restrictions may apply. For a complete listing of terms and conditions, please click here.
**Up to 350 submissions.


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