Sustainability in Your Lab

These are many ways you can contribute to Sustainability in your lab. We've included some here.

Mercury Thermometer Replacement

Mercury thermometers continue to present a significant threat to our environment. The campus replacement effort formerly administered through Facilities Operations Water Department is now being handled through EH&S. Learn more about replacing your mercury thermomoters.

Surplus Chemical Program

Environmental Health & Safety maintains an inventory of surplus chemicals that are available to the Stanford Research Community, free of charge. The Surplus Chemical Program is an integral part of the University's waste minimization program. It gives researchers a direct means of improving the environment by reducing the volume of chemicals being purchased and disposed of as waste. The result is both cost saving and environmentally beneficial. Learn more about the Surplus Chemical Program.

Lab Bottle Recycling

Many commonly used laboratory bottles (glass and plastic) are recyclable.  A bottle must be truly empty before it can be recycled. Learn more details about lab bottle recycling.

Battery Recycling

As part of its overall Environmental Stewardship outreach efforts, the department of Environmental Health and Safety (EH&S) provides a comprehensive "Battery Recycling Program" for the campus community. Learn more about the Battery Recycling Program.

Energy Resources

Cardinal Green Labs program offers various energy resources including free timer installations on lab equipment, cash incentives and rebates. Learn more about the Energy Programs