"Scientists weren’t always reliant on plastics to do their research. Petri dishes, test tubes, the tiny suction droppers called pipettes — all of that stuff used to be routinely made from glass." And may I add disposable loops to the list...
Bioscience and medical research - alone - could be responsible for 2% of global plastic waste. So now what?
"scientific laboratories create an amazing amount of plastic waste" But how can labs go about replacing disposables like modern pipette tips?
Science has a sustainability problem.
Science has a sustainability problem.
Science wastes a LOT of power and produces a lot of plastic. "tackling that full scale, for real-real? Well, it becomes a mess, because the environmental damage we don’t like is deeply embedded in our lifestyles. " By
This is next. Scientific researchers need a big shift in methods, away from disposables.
And here is another aspect of science and climate / sustainability: Science Has A Sustainability Problem by
Science Has A Sustainability Problem