“The ACT label is like an eco-nutrition label for lab products, providing information about the environmental impact of manufacturing, using, and disposing of a product and its packaging.”
– My Green Lab
By understanding the environmental impact of equipment, this helps labs make sustainable purchasing choices and by having a score, this helps us focus on ways to reduce our impact even further and become as sustainable as we can be.
What’s the Score?
The lower the ACT score, the lower the environmental impact – and the pE-400 Series has scored 42 – not bad for such a powerful Illumination System! This is broken down into scores you can see on the label here.
To give you an idea of what this score means, compare this to the popular pE-300 Series which we first registered in 2018 to help bring sustainability to fluorescence microscopy. By introducing sustainability initiatives since 2018, we’ve improved our score from 46.2 to 37.1!
These initiatives include using 100% renewable energy, recycling schemes and LED office lighting (with PIR lighting in less frequented areas). USB memory sticks accompanying our products now also have sustainable housing and recycled plastic bag packaging.
This ACT Label score is just the start of the sustainability journey for the pE-400 Series, and we already have plans to reduce it.
About the pE-400 Series
Alongside its sustainability benefits, the pE-400 Series delivers the most advanced yet cost-effective microscopy illumination for routine to advanced fluorescence microscopy applications. Four powerful LEDs offer broad spectral coverage from 365-635 nm for use with fluorophores ranging from DAPI through YFP to Cy5.
While the bright white pE-400 Microscope Illumination System offers the ideal lamp replacement, the four-channel pE-400max enhances performance in applications where speed and control is crucial, such as live cell imaging and optogenetics.