Social Responsibility and Sustainability


Labs use many times more energy and water per square metre than office spaces and can produce large quantities of waste including hazardous, clinical and single-use plastics


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Laboratories are critical sites for the University mission of creating knowledge and enhancing our position as one of the world’s leading research universities, making a sustainable contribution to Scotland, the UK and the world.

Case studies and news

Biomedical containers
Read about examples of good practice to embed social responsibility into laboratories around the University.