Today is Earth Day 2022, which is a yearly reminder for us all to protect the environment and find ways to become more sustainable. There are many ways in which we can make small changes throughout many aspects of our lives, but it is also important to focus on our time spent in the laboratory or microscope facility too.
Switch to sustainable equipment
The My Green Lab ACT Label is like an eco-nutrition label for laboratory equipment. ACT Label certified equipment provides you with a label and score so you can compare the environmental impact of different products. This also includes consumable items, and the database is open access which makes it simple to select the most sustainable equipment the next time you need to restock the shelves or replace a larger instrument. View the database here
Thinking of upgrading your microscopy illumination?
LED Illumination Systems are by far the most sustainable type of microscopy illumination when it comes to both transmitted illumination and fluorescence microscopy. They are far more energy efficient compared to halogen and mercury-based lamps – which also saves money. Furthermore, they avoid the use and disposal of mercury which is hazardous for staff and toxic if it makes its way into the environment. Find out more about environmental benefits
Have you already purchased a CoolLED Illumination System?
If you have already improved the sustainability credentials in your lab and have purchased a CoolLED Illumination System, make sure you register your product! For every product registered, we will make a donation to the World Land Trust charity and support their global reforestation efforts. Register your product
At CoolLED, we are always looking at more ways to improve our sustainability, and if you have any questions about our initiatives or have suggestions of your own then lease do get in touch!