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Cover of April 2023 Issue of Lab Manager. Title reads "Leaders in Sustainability". Subtitle reads "Learning from global corporate leaders in lab sustainability". Paper cut-out art shows a skyline featuring buildings, wind turbines, and trees.

Cover Story |  Volume 18 - Issue 3  |  April 2023

Leaders in Sustainability

Learning from global corporate leaders in lab sustainability


Management Tips

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Three Keys to Giving and Receiving Constructive Criticism

Constructive criticism is a gift that demonstrates caring and support


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Learning from Global Corporate Leaders in Lab Sustainability

These corporate leaders in sustainability set ambitious goals and leverage innovation and passion to achieve them

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Carbon-Neutral Energy Sector: Dream or Reality?

The US is aiming to reach carbon neutrality by 2050, but what hurdles does it face?

Labs Less Ordinary

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Establishing Safety and Performance Standards for Renewable Energy Technologies

With a new lab at the University of Houston, the ESRI conducts fundamental research to understand the safety and performance limitations of renewable energy

Asset Management

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Three Reasons to Donate Used Lab Equipment

Donating equipment is an effective way to support the scientific community in developing countries

Leadership and Staffing

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Making the Business Case for Sustainable Solutions in Your Lab

A guide to building an airtight argument for sustainable investments

Lab Design and Furnishings

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The Lasting Impact of Sustainable Lab Design

Question previous assumptions, watch for new innovations, and push for better answers

Business Management

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Artificial Intelligence: A Game-Changer in Lab Monitoring

How AI pattern recognition can assist in equipment monitoring and optimization

Lab Health and Safety

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The Role of Environmental Testing During Disaster Response

How the recent Ohio train derailment put a spotlight on environmental monitoring and analyses

Ask the Expert

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A Novel Approach to Breaking Down PFAS

Exploring new ways to overcome the complex challenges of remediating "forever chemicals"

Product Focus

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Understanding the Range of Bioreactors

The bioreactor is a key piece of equipment for scaling up cell manufacturing

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Best Practices for Selecting and Using a Fume Hood

Ensure clean air in the lab with the right fume hood materials, specifications, and usage

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Three Reasons Why You Need a Chemical Inventory Management System

Forgoing a proper chemical inventory management platform will only increase risk and waste money

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Reducing Lab Plastic and Reagent Waste

Advanced technology, reuse, and reduction can be combined to make labs more sustainable