Top 5 lab sustainability myths, busted

When it comes to lab sustainability, it can be hard to separate fact from fiction. Whether you have questions about the cost, performance, time investment, environmental impact, or selection process of sustainable research tools, we’ve got you covered with this guide to common myths that just don’t hold up.


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Green lab solutions

Sustainable science is a journey. Taking care of the earth as well as each other, means that we embark on shared pursuits. Want to reduce your impact on the environment but don’t know where to start? Begin with these easy, everyday lab practices—each step, no matter how small, paves the way to going green in a bigger way. Click on any of the icons below to get started!

Interested in more green lab products?

Check out these featured solutions developed with sustainability in mind.

Reduce plastic lab waste

Invitrogen Qubit and Quant-iT 1X dsDNA Assays provide great results with less mixing, saving on time and plastic usage.

Invitrogen SYBR Safe DNA Gel Stain

A safer DNA staining option for gels that reduces exposure to hazardous chemicals and eliminates hazardous waste.

BenchStable media—flexible and convenient

Gibco BenchStable Media lowers energy consumption with sustainable packaging while reducing need for cold storage.

A greener kit for RNA extraction

Invitrogen Cells-to-CT kits reduce plastic waste by about 95% compared to traditional RNA extraction.


Adapting to a rapidly changing world

Besides reducing the impact laboratories have on the environment, researchers are also faced with other challenges that require adapting the way science is done. Explore solutions that help accelerate science while maintaining safety, as well as boosting scale and productivity.

Scaling cell therapy development

This state-of-the-art cell therapy manufacturing center empowers researchers to scale future clinical campaigns.

Share your scope safely

The Invitrogen EVOS microscope is ocular free - giving you increased safety via automated imagery on a large screen.

PCR from home

Cloud enabled Applied Biosystems ProFlex Thermal Cyclers enable you to remotely monitor experiments outside of the lab.

Gene editing design made easy

The Invitrogen TrueDesign Genome Editor software enables you to easily design precise genome editing experiments.


Take a break from the bench

Sustainability Quiz

Test your knowledge while learning interesting, green facts.

Life in the Lab Green Issue

Discover how we, along with our customers, are trying to make every day Earth Day.