Resources and guidance
- Guides to attach to fridges and freezers: Freezer management guide (Office document, 192kB)
Waste, recycling and resource management
- UniGreenScheme guidance- How to sell unwanted lab equipment that still holds value
- How to manage your laboratory waste
- Order recycling caddies, recycling unpacking boxes and/or Lab recycling caddie labels (PDF, 102kB) by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. Please specify the type and quantity you require in the email.
Lab recycling caddies (pyrex, glass, plastic, cardboard, paper, metals)
- Order chemical signage for your lab bins
- How to choose the correct type of containment for your research - Baker's clean air and containment decision map (PDF, 90kB)
Stickers and posters
- Shut the sash stickers for fume cupboards: Shut the sash (1) (PDF, 98kB) and Shut the sash (2) (PDF, 1,973kB)
- Switch off stickers (PDF, 16kB) (available in widths: 5cm, 7cm and 9cm)
- Lighting switch me off sticker (PDF, 1,594kB)
- Labs water sticker (PDF, 3,836kB)
- Labs water management poster (PDF, 5,727kB)
- Labs recycling and reuse poster (PDF, 8,957kB)
- Cold storage freezer poster (PDF, 5,765kB)
Please contact the Sustainable Labs Officer to order stickers, please state the quantity, type and size in your email.
Lab sustainability articles
- Everything You Wanted to Know about Running an Ultra Low Temperature Freezer (PDF, 6,768kB) but were too afraid to ask.......
- Efficient ULT Freezer Storage: An Investigation of ULT Freezer Energy and (PDF, 333kB) temperature dynamics.
- American Chemical Society (2002) Less is better: The Guide to Minimizing Waste in Laboratories
- My Green Lab
- International Institute for Sustainable Laboratories (I2SL) (contact email@example.com for membership details)
Other Sustainable Lab programmes
- Arizona State University Green Labs Program
- University of California Davis Green Your Lab Program
- University of California Santa Barabara LabRATS Program
- University of Colorado Boulder Green Labs Program
- Cornell University Green Your Labs
- Harvard Green Labs
- Johns Hopkins University Green Lab Champions
- iGEM Goes Green
- University of Illinois at Chicago Green Labs
- University of Michigan Sustainable Lab Recognition Program
- MIT Green Labs
- Green Labs @ Penn Program
- Sustainable Stanford Cardinal Green Labs
- University of Washington Green Laboratories Program
More information for staff
Please see the staff intranet for additional guidance, and general lab procedures and forms.