Micronic continues its participation in the ACT program, developed by the non-profit organization My Green Lab. The Accountability, Consistency, and Transparency or ACT label is an environmental impact factor label for laboratory products. It is designed to provide critical information on the environmental impact of laboratory products. Micronic’s involvement demonstrates a commitment to their customers and to the planet, allowing customers to make more sustainable choices.
Recently the Micronic 1.40ml internally threaded tube and 4.00ml externally threaded tube have been recertified with the My Green Lab ACT label. Both tube types now have an Environmental Impact Factor (EIF) of 32.8, which is a 12.8-point reduction compared to the last label for the 1.40ml internally threaded tube and a 12.6-point reduction for the 4.00ml externally threaded tube.
The score for the first category on the label, Manufacturing Impact Reduction, has been reduced from 3.0 to 1.0. since Micronic has taken steps to reduce its use of water, energy, and waste at the manufacturing facility. For instance, they have installed LED lighting, implemented a closed-loop water system and managed to reduce sprue waste. Furthermore, the shipping impact has been decreased because of the possibility to have EU/UK labels now next to US labels. The main manufacturing facility of Micronic is located in the Netherlands. Product packaging has also become more sustainable. The outer box is now also made of FSC certified cardboard.
Overall, the EIF score has been reduced to 32.8 from 45.6 on the former ACT labels. The renewed ACT-labels are valid until May 2023.
Featured image: A technician uses 1.40ml internally threaded tubes. The tubes recently saw its ACT score improve 12.6 points. Photo: Micronic