About the session

My Green Lab is a non-profit organization with a mission to build a global culture of sustainability in science. While science supports the development of world-changing and life-saving breakthroughs every day, it is an unfortunate reality that scientific research itself also has a significant environmental impact. Labs use up to 10 times more energy than a commercial office building, four times more water, and produce over 5.5 million metric tons of plastic waste a year, 2% of global production. Therefore, it is important to consider the carbon impact of research as well as single-use plastic, both of which have a significant effect on the health of our oceans. Small changes in behavior in the lab can add up. In this session, we'll offer tips and tricks that you can implement in your lab today to help you reduce your environmental impact and join a global movement that is transforming science through sustainability.


Raj Patey
My Green Lab, USA.
Raj Patey is a Business Development Director at My Green Lab, focusing on the ACT eco-labels for laboratory consumables, chemicals, and equipment. Raj works with laboratory suppliers to engage with customers and drive improvements in product environmental sustainability. Raj collaborates with procurement teams, scientists, and broader to enable a more sustainable laboratory supply chain.