Our global survey of chemical scientists in industry and academia found that a majority (84%) would like to do more to improve the environmental sustainability of their lab work. and 63% have already taken steps to reduce their environmental footprint in the past two years. .
Building on momentum within the global scientific community, we today announced the launch of Sustainable Laboratories, a long-term program aimed at supporting chemical scientists in their efforts to incorporate more environmentally sustainable laboratory practices. “let’s start doing.
Professor Gil Reed, President of the Royal Society of Chemistry, said: Compromise research safety, quality, or impact.
“No two laboratories are the same, so there is no one-size-fits-all solution for making the environment of scientific research more sustainable. This is a big undertaking, as scientists around the world work in a wide variety of environments. It’s everywhere, from universities and hospitals, or from corporate laboratories to small businesses or the field, using a wide variety of materials and techniques, some of which are simply irreplaceable.
“At RSC, we aim for Sustainable Laboratories to become an ongoing collaborative program with the community and other organizations. We’ll see how we can help – on everything from developing and sharing tools to inviting new communities and conversations.”