Sustainability is a hot topic, and scientists are increasingly aware of the need to adopt sustainable practices in the laboratory. This includes using sustainable tools, instruments, and consumables. However, sustainability is not just about the environment. It is also about the people who work in the lab. Long hours of repetitive tasks can lead to work-related injuries, so it is important to provide scientists with the right tools and a comfortable environment.
Eppendorf is committed to providing both sustainable and ergonomic products for scientists. For example, the new Centrifuge 5427 R uses hydrocarbon cooling instead of fluorinated hydrocarbons, which is a more sustainable choice. We have also introduced a new range of pipette tips and tubes that are made from used cooking oil, which are a more sustainable alternative to fossil-based plastic tips and tubes. In addition, our pipettes and consumables are designed according to the PhysioCare philosophy, which focuses on ergonomics and comfort.
By providing sustainable and ergonomic products, we are helping scientists to protect the environment and their own health and well-being.