Washington DC, January 14, 2008 - On February 13, 2008, AACC presents an audioconference Going Green and Saving Green: Creating a More Eco-Friendly Lab. The audioconference begins at 2:00 pm (Eastern) and will last 90 minutes.
Implementing green policies and technologies are not only good for the environment but may also improve a laboratory’s bottom line. Emerging data demonstrates that, while green technologies are initially more expensive than traditional, less environmentally friendly options, going green often results in savings to the laboratory in the long term.
During this audioconference, an expert on green technologies will explain what a laboratory can do to reduce its impact on the environment. A laboratory safety manager will describe how his institution made the five-year journey from being cited by the Environmental Protection Agency to establishing procedures for managing and disposing of hazardous laboratory materials that also resulted in savings of $65,000. A representative from one of the nation’s largest reference laboratories will describe how implementing some relatively simple policies resulted in a significant reduction of waste and the use of far fewer chemicals.
AACC invites members of the press to participate in the conference at no charge. Journalists can register by emailing Peter Patterson. More information about the conference is available on the AACC website by contacting Peter Patterson.