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.
How can you benefit?
Smaller kit boxes use up to 63% less plastic and up to 42% less cardboard compared to our standard kits.
Buffer concentrates use up to 86% less plastic per bottle compared to our standard buffers.
Reusable Waste Tubes made from 100% post-consumer recycled plastic.
See all the benefits of QIAwave in our free infographic.
Meet the products
What’s new at QIAGEN and beyond?
Let’s talk about sustainabilityHeather Worsley, from our global sustainability team, shares her thoughts on how QIAGEN is addressing environmental issues.
How to make your lab more eco-friendlyDr. Markus Sprenger-Haussels, head of QIAGEN Sample Tech R&D, talks about QIAwave and offers top tips for reducing waste and energy usage in the lab.
Recycling cardYour guide to recycling QIAGEN kit components and reducing plastic waste in your lab.