A true pioneer in sustainable
business practices, NEB established the first shipping box recycling program
over thirty years ago. Still in practice
today in the U.S. and internationally, the program diverts cardboard and polystyrene
from landfills. In 1987, as part of an
effort to minimize fuel consumption and shipping costs, NEB introduced its
freezer program, consolidating shipments and freezer utilization costs and
providing on-demand molecular biology reagents in academic and research centers
across the globe. All publications,
including manuals, datacards and marketing materials, are printed on recycled
paper. In addition, the NEB Catalog
& Technical Reference is printed on 30% post-consumer recovered fiber,
reducing the need for trees, decreasing energy consumption and saving landfill
space. The NEB mail list is carefully monitored
for returned mail to help reduce the volume of printed materials; the use of
e-invoices also helps to decrease paper usage.
The extensive in-house recycling program includes paper, plastics, expanded
polystyrene, glass, aluminum, batteries and electronics.
For more information regarding environmental programs at NEB, or to share feedback on NEB’s commitment to the environment, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.