Sustainable Chemistry: How Laboratories Can Reduce Environmental Impact

Time & Location

Thursday: 12.45 to 13.00, Stage 5


Helen NewsonChemical Application Specialist – Avantor/VWR

About this presentation

The world’s resources are limited and, over the next few decades, the demand for energy, clean water and other natural resources is certain to increase. For most large companies, sustainability has now become a priority at the highest levels of leadership. While many scientists strive to reduce, reuse, and recycle waste at home, it is often more challenging to adopt the same practices in our laboratories. In this presentation we will take a closer look at the sustainability challenges in laboratories, and actionable steps that we can take to reduce our environmental impact.

Speaker Bio:

Graduating with a Masters in Chemistry from the University of East Anglia, Helen has spent the last 8 years in a multitude of jobs across the Chemistry industry including Chemical Manufacturing and Emission Control Technologies. Helen now is responsible for the Chemicals portfolio in the UK at Avantor/VWR as a Sales Application Specialist.