We are encouraging everyone in the lab to make sustainable choices when using, purchasing or disposing of lab equipment and by doing so help directly contribute to reducing the University’s carbon emissions by 50% from their peak by 2030
A researcher at the Pharmacology department using their new energy-efficient cryostat, purchased through the sustainability funding scheme
Do you want to use your lab equipment more sustainably? This guide provides information about how to do this, and resources to help you. Follow the links for more information, or email us with any questions.
You pay twice for your chemicals and consumables: once at purchase, and then again at disposal
What can you do?
Plan ahead to use the minimum amount of chemicals and samples. Check if your chemical is already available and order only as much as you need. Can you place orders together with others to reduce deliveries?
Replace hazardous chemicals with greener alternatives if you can
Reduce, reuse, recycle!
Ask your supplier about their sustainability schemes, greener product alternatives and packaging