**Organised by: ** @NIUB
**Date/Time: ** 2022-03-22T15:00:00Z→2022-03-22T16:00:00Z
**Location: ** Online
**Description: ** Laboratory work is resource and cost intensive: a laboratory building consumes three to five times as much energy as a normal office building, a -80°C freezer requires as much energy as a single family home or even more per year and research laboratories generated an estimated 5.5 million tons of plastic waste worldwide in 2015.
There are a lot of tips and checklists how to make your lab work more sustainable. BUT: every lab is different. A tip might be useful for one group but not for another. Focusing on a good freezer management is helpful for a molecular biology group but not necessarily for an analytical chemistry group.
That’s where EcomappingTM steps in*. With this method, you take a close look at your own environmental impact in the lab, identify potential for improvement on site, and create your individual action plan .
Really fantastic Webinar today. Thank you @NIUB for such an informative session.
Here are some resources Kerstin sent out. I hope it’s ok with her that I post them here for everyone’s benefit.
Read about the ecomapping method:
Links from the presentation:
Plastic waste study: https://doi.org/10.1038/528479c
Waste by RT-PCR-tests: Plastic residues produced with confirmatory testing for COVID-19: Classification, quantification, fate, and impacts on human health - ScienceDirect
Carbon Footprint through bioinformatics: The carbon footprint of bioinformatics
Study by the university of Harvard about energy consumption at their university: https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s12053-016-9503-2
Study from California about “Market Assessment of Energy Efficiency Opportunities in Laboratories”:
Study about a microbiology lab at the university of Edinburgh: A case report: insights into reducing plastic waste in a microbiology laboratory
Information about ACT: https://act.mygreenlab.org/act-database.html
Information about EGNATON CERT can be found in this brochure (p 6): https://www.chemanager-online.com/restricted-files/173845
Thanks @Fanny for your feedback and of course you can post all the information! It is open to everyone
If there are any questions regarding the ECOMAPPING method or to another topic, please feel free to come back to me. Best, Kerstin
PS: I will surely repeat this webinar - so if you’re interested, just drop me an email and I’ll inform you (and if it is okay, I’ll post it again here)