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Achieving Lab Sustainability

The University of Exeter believes in implementing sustainable practices to reduce the negative impact that our research has on the environment. This is particularly relevant to our research and teaching laboratories which are intensive consumers of energy and resources.

We aim to minimise the carbon footprint of our labs by devising sustainable solutions that allow us to reduce energy consumption, plastic waste, and address other critical areas that have a heavy impact on sustainability.

Here is a link to the poster with a list of measures we recommend to help our lab users achieve a higher level of sustainability within their research: 6 Steps Sustainable Labs 2xA4 Poster.pdf

 Further information on each lab sustainability subject is provided below. If you have any questions or ideas, we would love to hear from you.

Please email