The lab waste challenge
We’re all familiar with images of plastics in the oceans, and many of us have changed how we recycle as a result. The need to be more sustainable and protect the environment is a hot topic in general, and certainly in science where research still generates large amounts of plastic and cardboard waste.
In an ideal world, every scientist would be working in a zero-waste, green lab that’s fully sustainable. But we all know this is a huge long-term challenge, especially when single-use plastics and ultracold freezers are needed for certain sensitive experiments. Still, small changes can go a long way. That’s why we’ve taken a more eco-minded approach to the way we develop our nucleic acid extraction kits.