A key aspect of modern life is being aware of your environmental impact. We look for opportunities to recycle and limit our carbon footprint in all of our day-to-day activities. For most of us this means recycling whenever and whatever possible.
This is a straightforward task in an office environment, but it’s not so easy in a laboratory. That’s because office work is usually limited to paper, cardboard, and a lot of emails. Genentech’s research and development arms deal in chemicals, solvents, burners, vents, and countless varieties of glass and plastic.
Thanks to our grassroots Green BioPharma program, Genentech’s scientists and lab employees have minimized the environmental impact of their work. A group of volunteers spearheaded the initiative, which has created recycling programs for non-standard materials, sourced alternative chemicals, and reduced energy consumption. This means that Genentech scientists are now working for a good cause in a way that’s also good for the planet.