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Green Research

Green ResearchThe Green Research Program facilitates the sustainable reduction of the research footprint on the environment.  Staff provides training, guidance and consultation as well as recycling and recovery programs.

Lab plastics recycling is managed by the Sustainability Office. Information on the Lab Plastics program can be found here

For more information on Okanagan initiatives, contact 250-807-8656.

Green Labs Program (RMS Vancouver)


Recycle your laboratory glass and plastics and enter to win prizes!

As part of our Green Research initiative, each lab that recycles their used clean glass and plastics can be entered to win any of the prizes below.

Clean glass can be deposited in the clean glass bin (green labelled) in your lab. When the bucket is full, request a pick-up through the Hazardous Waste Inventory System

Register your lab to recycle your used plastic with the Sustainability Office and receive an extra entry every time you record your plastics recycling in the Lab Plastics Recycling program.

Help us keep a low environmental footprint for your labs by recycling today!


3 x 2L of Armour Beads - Armour beads replace water and ice in cooling and heating operations in the lab. They are cleaner and reusable!

2 x 3 Boxes of Glove Liners - Glove liners help extend the life of disposable gloves in labs. Washable and reusable!

1 x 4 Surge Protecting Power Bars - Power bars with timers and auto on/off outlets. Reduce energy usage from non-essential instruments and increase the life of your machinery! 

Monthly Winners:

March: ​Rosemary Garner  - A set of Glove Liners 

Rosemary Garner

April: Dr. Kevin Smith (pictured with grad student Ben Olafsen)  - Power Bars

April Winner

May: Dr. Michael Russello with his lab students - Glove Liners

May Green Research Winner Photo

June: ​Dr. Phil Barker (pictured with Cherie Michels) - 2 L Armour Beads

 July Winner

July & August: Gunnar Leitner (pictured with Cherie Michels) - 2 x 2 L Armour Beads

 August July Winner

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