Sustainability Brochure

www.alphalabs.co.uk/sustainability www.alphalabs.co.uk/sustainability There is no other material that has transformed the world as dramatically over the last century as plastic. Yet over the past 20 years it has become a growing environmental concern. However, plastic consumables play a vital part in science, medical research and healthcare. Without them we wouldn’t have the knowledge, technologies, products and medicines we all rely on. We work closely with suppliers to source products that are manufactured in an environmentally conscious manner. For example our leading pipette tips and centrifuge tubes are manufactured in a facility that has taken action to operate with minimal environmental impact. It uses a rooftop solar power array, energy efficient moulding machines and a closed-loop water cooling system. The internal recycling programme results in zero plastic waste and E-beam sterilisation produces no radioactive waste. Greener Manufacturing Improvements since year 2000 baseline - Data provided by Labcon 58% less energy consumed 61% more renewable energy 86% less waste 81% less water 89% less emmissions Environmental footprint summary of the manufacturing of our Fastrak® Pipette tips, ZAP™ filter tips, SuperClear, ProtectR® and APEX® large volume centrifuge tubes. Did you know...? The base of the Fastrak® Tip Refill System is made of a compostable bioplastic material. The packaging is made from 95% renewable material. Racks used for Racked Tips and Tube Racked ranges are made from recycled manufacturing off-cuts and new plastic. This reduces production waste material. Racked Centrifuge Tube Racks are manufactured from cardboard and therefore can be recycled with other cardboard material waste. The manufacturing of our Fastrak® Pipette tips, ZAP™ filter tips, SuperClear, ProtectR® and APEX® large volume centrifuge tubes. Did you know...? To reduce the end-of-life impacts of our products, we offer a sustainable recycling solution for your non-hazardous lab consumables. Using and reusing products, such as plastic items, is the most sustainable solution. Ensure optimal product recyclability by using renewable materials. Design reusable and recyclable products with minimal packaging. Use renewable energy and energyefficient equipment to manufacture products. Reduce emissions by moulding, assembling and consolidating orders on-site.

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