Lab organisation can help current and new employees easily get on board with your sustainability protocols and aid as sustainable actions in themselves.

• Include sustainable practices in your lab inductions

• Have a clear exit protocol for departing staff for reagents, samples and data to avoid unnecessary storage

 • Use shared databases to share chemicals, reagents, and equipment to avoid unnecessary purchases and waste

• Use shared databases for protocols and lab journals to aid in reproducibility

• Create space in lab meetings to discuss green lab actions and concepts 

• Have dedicated sustainable science ambassadors in the group

Practical guides and documents

Exit Protocol – Green Labs NL

Induction, Exit and move guide templates from UK institutes– LEAN

Sustainable Lab induction guide– UCL

Lab sustainability induction document– Dream3D lab- Princess Máxima Center