Recycling

IGL PRESS RELEASE – EARTH DAY

A voluntary collective of lab professionals has formed an all-island network called Irish Green labs. Their shared ambition is to minimise the negative impact that laboratories on the island are known to be having on the environment. All sectors of society are dependent on laboratory services. Similar to data centres, laboratories use constant and significant amounts of energy …

REPLACING SINGLE-USE LAB BASED PLASTICS

Every year, the EU emits 13.4 Mt of CO2 solely from plastic production, with 99% of all plastics being produced from fossil fuel sources, while those that are produced from renewable sources use food products as feedstocks. In 2019, 29 Mt of plastic waste was collected in Europe. It is estimated that 32% was recycled, 43% was incinerated and 25% was sent to …