New England Biolabs and Labconscious invite life scientists and sustainability professionals to attend our Go green! Innovative practices for laboratory waste symposium. Science funding productivity and changes to worldwide recycling markets have been trending topics this year. Attend our symposium and get up to date on new solutions with environmental and economic benefits for life science work.
Register here to guarantee your spot! https://go.neb.com/GoGreen2018
DATE: Thursday, December 6th, 2018
LOCATION: LabCentral, 700 Main Street, Cambridge, MA
TIME: Arrive at 10:00 AM
The day will be comprised of three sections:
10:15 - 11:15 AM: Keynote speakers
Allison Paradise, CEO of My Green Lab
Labs discard an estimated 12 billion pounds of plastic annually worldwide. Plastic, nitrile, styrofoam, cardboard, and other waste streams are highly visible to anyone in life science research, and finding alternatives to landfill disposal can seem overwhelming. Allison will focus on concrete actions the scientific community can take to reduce waste in the lab, including reusing materials, recycling when possible, and reducing waste through smarter procurement choices.
Ali Safavi, CEO of Grenova and inventor of the TipNovus
Ali will discuss the growing plastic waste problem, the contribution of lab plastics to the waste stream and operating expenses, and how Grenova technology offers a risk-free solution that can aid in the reduction of plastic waste.
Schuyler Stuart, Triumvirate Environmental
Triumvirate’s presentation we will address waste diversion and mitigation in the lab space through downcycling. Regulated medical waste management and sustainable outcomes as made possible by Triumvirate’s Red2Green program will be discussed.
11:15 - 11:45 AM: Panel discussion on cost-effective and eco-friendly tips for life science lab waste
Allison Paradise, CEO, My Green Lab
Ali Safavi, CEO, Grenova
Schuyler Stuart, Account Manager, Triumvirate
Suzanne Wood, Sustainability and Energy Manager UMass Medical School, National EPA waste wise winner
Quentin Gilly, Senior Sustainability Officer, Harvard University, Leader in Green Labs
Veronica Rajadnya, Public Relations Officer, Terracycle
11:45 - 1:00 PM: Networking lunch provided by New England Biolabs
1:00 - 4:00 PM: Sustainable life science labs fair
The afternoon vendor fair will host a variety of vendors leading the green efforts, including: My Green Lab, Labconscious, Triumvirate Environmental, Grenova, Save that Stuff, USA Scientific,TerraCycle & more!
Due to space constraints, registration is encouraged for the morning sessions & networking lunch. The vendor show will be open to the public.