4" ECO Funnel System, 5 gal UN Certified Pail, Optional Secondary Container

4" ECO Funnel System, 5 gal UN Certified Pail, Optional Secondary Container

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This 4" ECO Funnel® system includes a 5 Gallon Life Latch Bucket System (UN Certified.) Our patented ECO Funnel features a latching lid with gasket to keep fumes contained. A removable large particle filter catches stir bars or other items. A detachable tube extends into the waste container to prevent chemical evaporation.

The Life-Latch waste bucket with screw-on lid and security latch is designed specifically for liquid waste. When closed securely, the closed-cell neoprene gasket ensures a leak proof waste container. The bucket lid features a sonically-welded polyethylene American Flange spout #BUB0380000N0112 with 1.5" opening, (2.5" total fitting size) which the ECO Funnel securely screws onto, virtually eliminating chemical fumes that could otherwise escape through the spout. 16.25" tall, the bucket and lid are both made from polyethylene (HDPE.)

When full and sealed (with ECO Funnel removed) , this packaging is UN certified for both liquid and solid hazardous materials. For liquids, only the 5 gallon Life Latch® Liquid container is UN certified, and it must always contain the included gasket to qualify.

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Dimensions: Lid Open 13"L x 13"W x 27"H
Dimensions: Lid Closed 13"L x 13"W x 22"H
Funnel 4" ECO Funnel® # EF-4-38
Container 5 gal HDPE pail # EC-MM5PL
Secondary Container SC-20020DR (optional)


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  • 4" diameter opening
  • 450 mL fluid capacity
  • Latching lid with inner gasket
  • Chemical resistant HDPE construction
  • Removable stir-bar catcher screen
  • Detachable tube reduces chemical evaporation of hazardous solvents
  • Can be custom fitted with up to 6 HPLC waste lines
  • Funnel top without the stem measures 5" W x 7"L
  • Made in the USA

Benefits of ECO Funnel®

  • Solves the "open waste container" problem.
  • Prevents emissions of 99.9% of volatile waste solvents, acids, and bases in the laboratory.
  • Maintains an average cost of approximately $0.07 per day, assuming a four-year product use.
  • Has a unique, patented design that meets most local, state and federal safety regulations and requirements.
  • May be used again and again and resists nearly all corrosive chemicals.
  • Is considered a state of the art product by environmental health and safety officers and industry professionals.
  • Applies to Pharmaceutical, Biotech, Academic and Government laboratories and is widely used.
  • Small footprint allows for use in a fume hood

The ECO Funnel is the ultimate lab safety product for collection of hazardous liquid waste. Its unique, patented design performs two functions, acting as both a sealed waste container and also as a solvent funnel. The 4" ECO Funnel® is made of HDPE and has a 450 mL fluid capacity. This solvent waste funnel is designed with a custom screw cap which secures it to a specified waste container. It also features a closed-cell HDPE gasket inside the lid and a sturdy positive latch which ensures the lid remains securely closed. A removable filter is also built into the interior to reduce the loss of stir bars or other large particles in the waste liquid. The ECO Funnel is a pass-through system, meaning chemicals are not sitting in the funnel for any length of time, so it's HDPE construction is compatible with most solvents including those that need to be stored in glass. Check Chemical Compatibility with HDPE.

Specifically, the following items pertain to the Life Latch® Liquid containers:

  1. UN Markings for Life Latch® Liquid Container is 1H2/Y1.5/30 (for liquids)
  2. Life Latch® Liquid containers are certified to the UN/DOT performance oriented packaging standards and are marked with the appropriate UN markings on the container.
  3. The Life Latch® Liquid pail must always be used with the correct Life Latch® Liquid lid in order to meet the UN/DOT performance oriented packaging standards.
  4. Life Latch® Liquid containers are not UN certified for air transportation.

In accordance with the U.S. Department of Transportation's Title 49CFR, Section 178.2, manufacturers of U.N. Standard/DOT Specification packages are required to notify in writing each person to whom that packaging is transferred of all requirements in this part not met at the time of transfer, and with information specifying the type(s) and dimensions of the closures, including gaskets and any other components needed to ensure that the packaging is capable of successfully passing the applicable performance tests. This information must include any procedures to be followed, including closure instructions for inner packaging and receptacles, to effectively assemble and close the packaging for the purpose of preventing leakage in transportation.

CLOSURE INSTRUCTIONS FOR LIQUIDS and SOLIDS: Only the 5 gallon Life Latch® Liquid style container with GASKETED lid is UN certified for liquid hazardous materials. Package components required:

  • Appropriately marked UN/DOT certified M & M Industries pail, 5 gallon
  • Matching lid size with trigger attached, with gasket

To Close

  • Seat lid on top of pail and rotate lid clockwise a complete 360 degrees with the threads fully engaged.
  • Continue rotating until lid is fully tightened. For ease of application, use built-in hand lever on cover.
  • Inspect lid after application to confirm it is properly seated.


ECO Funnel FAQ

Does the ECO Funnel® comply with regulations for emissions from open waste containers?
Yes. The primary function of the ECO Funnel is to reduce the emission of volatile solvents to near zero, while providing a convenient way to handle temporary waste in the lab.

Are there any chemicals that should be avoided when using the ECO Funnel®?
Yes, you should avoid strong acids, bases and oxidizers that can jeopardize HDPE.

Can the ECO Funnel® be kept on the waste bottle 24 hrs a day?
We recommend that the ECO Funnel be removed from a waste container when not in use, just like any other funnel. They are for the collection of temporary waste only. Waste should be frequently transferred to a more permanent waste container for optimum safety.

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