Mindful Research: 5 Steps to a Minimal Waste Lab

But, these programs are still sparse in the academic world. What can we do as individual scientists to reduce our laboratory waste?

Here are five ways that you can start being sustainable in your own lab:

For example, you could label one pipette tip ‘water’, so that every time you pipette water, you can reuse that tip instead of using a new one each time.

Of course, don’t compromise the integrity of your experiment, but do put thought into whether a vial can be reused a few times before it is disposed of.

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