Resource Links

A few terrific sites and super resources are:

Labconscious They describe themselves as ‘an open resource for the life science community to reduce laboratory waste, use green chemistry, conserve water and save energy’. At the moment the number of items listed under their Green Chemistry heading is small but it is worth keeping an eye on what they are listing.

Subsport Plus is maintained and updated by the German Federal Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (Bundesanstalt für Arbeitsschutz und Arbeitsmedizin, BAUA) and aims to be a reliable source of information regarding safe alternatives for hazardous substances.

My Green Lab This is a North American non profit organisation which aims to promote a culture of sustainability in science. They run a certification programme for labs and provide information on green chemistry.

An interesting and rather more ambitious programme is the ACT label which is an Environmental Impact Assessment label which certifies products. The label allows an overview of the complete environmental impact of a product from its manufacture, through use to end of life disposal.The idea is to address the needs of both scientists and procurement specialists for clear, third-party verified information about the environmental impact of laboratory products.

Check out their Database for chemicals and reagents.

Vet Sustain

Supporting veterinary professionals in the UK to become leading forces for sustainability

The Greener NHS

This website sets out the aims of the Greener NHS initiative with links to reports such as ‘Delivering a Net Zero Health Service’.

The UK Health Alliance on Climate Change

An alliance of 21 health organisations including many Medical and Nursing Royal Colleges, Faculties of Health, the British Medical Association, the British Medical Journal, and th eLancet and the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons to advocate for responses to climate change that protect and promote public and planetary health.

The Canadian Association of Pathologists

The Canadian Association of Pathologists have an Environment National Specialty Network with a large number of links to webpages, podcasts and news items.