Easy Steps to a Sustainable Lab


It's easy to make your labs more sustainable. Here are some examples you can do right now!


Chemicals and Materials

Order appropriate quantities and store them in safety approved locations.

Waste and Recycling

Do not mix contaminated with uncontaminated materials and recycle when possible.

Cold Storage

Defrost fridges and freezers regularly and install a racking system.

Fume Cupboards

Shut the sash when not in use for safety and energy savings.


Make sure that water-using equipment is "right sized" for tasks and used with as high loadings as possible.

Scientific Equipment

Share equipment and purchase energy efficient equipment. Turn off and power down equipment that is not in use.

Management & Training

Be aware of the energy and environmental impacts of your activities and the actions that you can take to reduce them.