One agar plate disposal (no autoclave bags available)

Greetings to everyone,

I am going to lock down today the prep room for a long time period,

There is one agar plate with a bacteria culture in that is left for disposal,

The thing is that I can't autoclave it because I don't have autoclave bags,

Can I use ethanol instead? If yes which type of method? Just embedding the agar plate in ethanol?

Regards
 
i'd still email cleapss to check as this isn't my area of expertise, but i would say put what you need to dispose of into a bag, tape it closed, label it and put in it the freezer. It should at least stop any growth.

But I would definitely email CLEAPSS before doing it.
 
i'd still email cleapss to check as this isn't my area of expertise, but i would say put what you need to dispose of into a bag, tape it closed, label it and put in it the freezer. It should at least stop any growth.

But I would definitely email CLEAPSS before doing it.
cleapss say you can leave it in a bag in the prep room, no need to freeze it.

If you don’t have time to also sterilise inoculated plates leave them taped shut in an open autoclave bag on the side in a locked prep room (avoid leaving on a windowsill). These will remain safe to handle for a considerable amount of time. Sterilise these as soon as possible once you have access to school again.
 
cleapss say you can leave it in a bag in the prep room, no need to freeze it.
Even easier then.

I was lucky and hadn't started making my plates up for the a-level micro PAG so didn't have to worry about disposal!
 
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