Using responsibly sourced and recycled paper towels in your laboratory is an easy way to contribute to sustainability.Read More
Here is a list of green lab tips for energy efficient ULT freezer use...Read More
Green Lab Tip: Dust with a coil brush then vacuum clean your lab freezer coils 2-3 times per year, to save energy & increase freezer longevity. It helps to have the right tool handy!Read More
Please see this Organic Process Research and Development paper to learn how to construct and operate a distillation unit that is "affordable, accessible and reliable" - for greener solvent usage in common students and research labs.
Plastic microspheres, a.k.a. microbeads, are used to great effect in many biomedical and biotechnology research and clinical applications. However, polystyrene(PS), polyethylene(PE) and polylactic acid (PLA) microbeads should not be rinsed down the drain into the waterway. Disposal should be as solid waste. Polyhydroxyalkanoate (PHA), cellulose, gelatin and silicone based microbeads are considered more environmentally friendly. Always follow hazardous, radioactive and biohazard waste regulations associated with their application/protocol.
For more information on this, and biotechs producing PHA based microbeads you can read our labconscious blog post: THE MICROBEAD BAN AND RESPONSIBLE USE OF MICROSPHERES IN THE LAB