International Institute for Substainable Laboratories

2018 ACT Label Recognition

The ACT Label Recognizes Manufacturers and Purchasers of Environmentally Preferable Lab Products


The 2018 I2SL Annual Conference Go Beyond Awards Luncheon featured a new set of awards recognizing manufacturers which are participating in My Green Labís ACT Label effort, as well as institutions that have begun to implement procedures to purchase environmentally preferable laboratory products. ďACTĒ stands for Accountability, Consistency, and Transparency, and the ACT label is like an eco-nutrition label for laboratory products.

The following manufacturers obtained the ACT label in 2018:

  • CoolLED
  • Eppendorf
  • MilliporeSigma
  • Thermo Scientific Nalgene
  • Priorclave

The following institutions were recognized for their purchasing efforts in 2018:

  • Cleveland Clinic
  • Duke University
  • Emory University
  • Harvard University
  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology
  • University of Alabama at Birmingham
  • University of British Columbia
  • University of California, Office of the President
  • University of California, San Diego
  • University of California, Santa Barbara
  • University of Colorado, Boulder
  • University of Georgia
  • University of Virginia

Following this initial recognition, I2SLís Laboratory Waste Landfill Diversion Working Group will support My Green Lab with a program in 2019 for nominating institutions that pursue environmentally preferred purchases and to recognize manufacturers in 2019 having achieved the ACT label. For more information, visit www.mygreenlab.org.



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