Category: Sustainable labs

Lab technician profile:Gordon Paterson, Chemical Engineering Teaching Lab, Lab Awards, Bronze — at St Cecilia's Hall: Concert Room & Music Museum, left: Rupert, right: Enzo

Research Laboratory Technician at the School of Engineering, Gordon Paterson, tells us about his role, why he cares about sustainability, and how he is making a positive difference in his place of work.

Andy Arnott, Projects Coordinator (Labs), summarises how biohazard waste was reduced by 40% in a pioneering study by a lab in the University of Edinburgh Roslin Institute.

Andrew Arnott speaking at technician event

Technicians are key players and key contacts for addressing social responsibility and sustainability issues in labs. This article was first published on 13 June 2019.

An old incubator find a new lease of life - The Queen's Medical Research Institute on the Little France campus. [Paul Dodds]

Shirley Simpson at the Hospital for Small Animals, and Steve McLean at QMRI talk about how they saved money and space by finding a new use for old equipment.

Glove recycling in the School of Chemistry - Chemistry Students working in a lab. [Paul Dodds]

Waste Management Officer Tim Calder explains the benefits to the School of Chemistry of implementing a glove recycling initiative.

Cold storage study - Ultra Low Temperature High Efficiency Freezer label close up

The University of Edinburgh’s Roslin Institute is carrying out research into making cold storage facilities more efficient.

Kerry Cheek, SRS Projects Coordinator, has a background working in both laboratory research and in sustainability. Here, she reflects on a recent project in which she researched laboratory plastic waste at the University of Edinburgh.

Andrew Arnott, Lab Sustainability Coordinator, tells us about some of the innovative energy and resource-saving projects happening in the University’s Chemistry laboratories, using the Sustainable Campus Fund.

S Labs building - contemporary architecture

Andrew Arnott, Lab Sustainability Coordinator, gives an overview of the carbon-neutral chemistry lab at Nottingham University.

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