The overarching tip is to be more mindful and intentional in your work. Simply take a moment to think through the impact of your behavior – you’d be surprised how many simple and easy things can be done to make your lab more sustainable.
Turn off lights and equipment when not in use
If you have -80C freezers, adjust the set point to -70C instead
Eliminate single pass cooling (this is often used in chemistry experiments as a way to cool down a reaction)
Install aerators on faucets
Use vendor take-back programs for Styrofoam, water filter cartridges, equipment, etc
Close fume hood sashes
If your organization offers recycling for lab materials, recycle!
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