Emissions

Minimize Air, Water, and Toxics Pollutants.

Emissions

With our focus on reduced energy and water consumption we have reduced the green house gas (GHG) content of our products by 89% since 2000. We believe in direct investment in sustainable practices and equipment instead of energy credits and offsets. On-site renewable energy generation and energy efficient manufacturing processes result in immediate and measurable benefits.

The Earth Friendly® Promise
Earth Friendly

The Earth Friendly® symbol is proudly displayed on our product packaging and literature, but Earth Friendly® is more than just a slogan, it is a promise to the planet. To keep that promise, Labcon has implimented sustainable goals and practices that address the environmental impact of product packaging, waste, and life cycles. Labcon designs and manufactures reusable, refillable, and recyclable products that use less plastic, incorporates more recycled and recyclable materials, revolutionary bioplastics, and minimal packaging. Labcon’s manufacturing plant uses renewable energy and efficient, waste-free machines to manufacture every product.

A Continuous Downward Trend

Volatile Organics

Centrifuge tube graphics are printed with UV cured inks instead of solvents which significantly reduces the emissions of harmful volatile organic compounds (VOCs).

Reusable, Refillable, and Repurposable

Lightweight, efficiently packed products reduce the energy, emissions and environmental impact from transportation as over 90% of Labcon products are molded, assembled and packaged on site, significantly reducing transportation energy and emissions.

Heavy Metals Eliminated

Pipet tip refill packaging is printed with vegetable based inks to reduce toxins in the recycling stream.

Electric Vehicle Charging

Connected to our solar array we have four dedicated electric vehicle charging spaces. They encourage the use of zero emission electric vehicle use at our main facility.

Eliminating Emissions

The introduction of a closed-loop water system in manufacturing has resulted in a 81% reduction in water consumption since the year 2004. Total renewable energy including solar, wind, geothermal, bio-gas and small hydro-electric makes up 61% of Labcon's energy profile (on-site solar plus purchased electricity). Our goal is to operate with 65% renewable energy by 2021. Since the year 2000 we have reduced the green house gas content of our products per case by 89%.

Reduction of Water Use with Closed Loop81%
Significant Water Reduction
Energy Use from Solar, Hydro, Wind61%
Renewable Energy Use
Green House Gas Reduction since 200089%
GHG Reduction
Emissions
Sustainability

Making an
Earth Friendly Company

Watch a short video about the steps Labcon has taken to become a sustainable company.

Sustainable is more than recycling.

Sustainability at Labcon

Acting sustainably is far beyond a commitment to recycle. True performance in achieving a more sustainable future is in engaging others and incorporating sustainablity into your complete culture. This is a journey.

See more in our latest sustainability report.

Read more about our Earth Friendly® program and our latest performance.