Or does that sound like the direct route to contaminations and wasted time, effort and experiments!?
Reusing pipette tips may sound extremely funky but believe it or not: you can get a benchtop, high-throughput automated pipette tip washer which washes and sterilizes your tips!
Grenova Solutions is the value-driven company behind this invention -- and their mission is to rethink plastic consumables in the lab to reduce waste and expenses.
By reusing you tips, you can reduce plastic waste DRASTICALLY -- and you can save A LOT of money!
The current COVID-19 situation has sadly added another argument for reusing your tips as labs in the US are currently facing pipette tip shortages.
So maybe you could consider mentioning Grenova at a lab meeting or to your boss?