Today is World Water Day, a critical time to work together to accelerate change to solve our global water crisis. And because water affects us all, everyone needs to take action. That includes the life sciences community and its role in contributing to water pollution and consumption.
At Grenova, we encourage labs around the world to do their part to solve the water and sanitation crisis by taking a look around their work environment and observing the single use plastic consumables that fill our labs. Plastic has become omnipresent in our labs and throughout society at large due to its exceptional usefulness. Often making life more convenient and even safer, plastic unfortunately has significant environmental ramifications, from its production to disposal, resulting in a large ecological footprint and substantial expenses.
Since its inception in the 1950s, it’s estimated that a total of 8.3 billion metric tons of virgin plastic has been produced globally, with the majority ending up in landfills and the natural environment, while only 9 percent was recycled. A growing body of research has been conducted to study where plastic goes once it is thrown away. One place micro and macro plastics often end up is in our waterways.
Learn more about Grenova‘s efforts to reduce plastic, and to effectively address the water crisis, through green technology that allows labs to reuse plastic consumables again and again: www.grenovasolutions.com