“You get what you pay for” when it comes to plastic sample containers. Strong, leak-proof bottles with lids that will not vibrate loose during shipment are expensive. However, they can be recycled enumerable times. ABA will return your bottles after sample processing. Please do not use sample bottles that may leak unless you are hand delivering samples to our lab and can ensure their safe arrival.
ABA recommends using 1 liter or 500 ml Nalgene® LDPE (low density polyethylene) wide mouth bottles with a polypropylene screw closure (see photo). These bottles can be ordered from numerous supply houses.