Labcon is the world’s leading manufacturer of Earth Friendly® laboratory disposables. Long before being “green” was popular, Labcon understood the meaning of sustainable solutions. Labcon’s goal is to help their customer, community and the planet thrive.

View a Short Video about the steps Labcon have taken toward sustainability

With a sense of obligation, Labcon has chosen to act responsibly and is focused on improvements in four Primary Areas:

1. Product Design

Innovative Approach to Reduce, Reuse and Recycle

Top Quality medical-grade resins and advanced manufacturing processes allow the design on labware using less plastic while exceeding crucial performance requirements. The Eclipse Refill system cut waste by up to 90% compared to pre-packed tips and use 10-30% less packaging other than popular refills.

2. Manufacturing

Increase Efficiency and Eliminate Waste. Maintain Highest Quality and Sterility

An internal recycling program results in zero plastic waste. Scrap from tip and tube production is reprocessed to make moulded racks and packaging. Hazardous waste sources have been eliminated and Labcon is working to form the labware industry’s first zero-landfill facility.

3. Energy

Reduce Energy Use While Maximizing Renewable Content

Total renewable energy including solar, wind, geothermal, biogas and small hydro-electric made up 54% of Labcon’s 2017 energy profile (on-site solar plus purchase electricity).

4. Emissions

Minimize Air, Water and Hazardous Pollutants

Each year Labcon’s 870kW solar system avoid:

  • 628 metric tons of greenhouse gases like carbon Dioxide: Co2
  • 150 kilograms of smog-forming Nitrogen Oxides: NOx
  • 27 kilograms of acid rain-producing Sulphur Oxides: SOx
  • Centrifuge tube graphics are printed with UV cured inks instead of solvents which significantly reduces the emissions of harmful and volatile organic compounds (VOCs)
  • Pipette tip refill packaging is printed with vegetable-based inks to reduce toxins in the recycling stream.

Get in touch with Interlab today to find out more about our Earth Friendly disposable laboratory products.

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