Eco-label for Life Science

Environmental and Laboratory Safety

Biologists must prioritize getting reliable results when purchasing chemicals, reagents, plastic ware, glassware and lab equipment.  However, this need should be balanced with environmental and human health concerns.

The new ACT label from the non-profit, My Green Lab is a simple way for scientists to access 3rd party verified information on life science laboratory products.  It has a feel similar to the U.S. food industry's nutritional label.  The ACT label scores communicate product associated resource consumption, end of life waste issues and chemical hazard levels. It's definitely useful if your research institution has sustainability goals.

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The ACT label provides transparency to allow us to learn how to improve the environmental impact of life science work. “

-Allison Paradise Director of My Green Lab