BioTek Instruments Recognized for Environmental Responsibility
July 22, 2009
BioTek Instruments and their Green Team have been recognized by the Chittenden Solid Waste District (CSWD) as winners of the 2009 Waste Reduction Award. This annual award was presented to BioTek for their company-wide efforts to reduce, reuse and recycle including:
- Reuse of shipping materials when shipping parts to vendors and repaired units to customers.
- Purchasing nearly 100% post-consumer recycled content paper for office paper supplies.
- Reducing waste through a composting program for paper goods and food scraps.
BioTek’s environmental programs have resulted in a 40% reduction in non-recycled waste and a 50% increase in recycled materials, based on weekly data.
Mark Boutin, BioTek Green Team member, commented, “On a corporate level, and personally, we can all make a positive impact on our environment. We’re proud to have earned this award from CSWD, and we’ll continue to find and implement ways to improve our planet.”
In addition to the award, CSWD has arranged for a BioTek representative to throw out the first pitch at an upcoming Vermont Lake Monsters minor league baseball game and will provide several free tickets to the game.
CSWD provides efficient, economical and environmentally sound management of solid waste generated by residents and businesses within Chittenden County and is also Vermont’s largest solid waste district.
BioTek Instruments, Inc., headquartered in Winooski, VT, USA, is a worldwide leader in the design, manufacture, and sale of microplate instrumentation and software. BioTek instrumentation is used to aid in the advancement of life science research, facilitate the drug discovery process and to enable cost-effective quantification of disease relevant molecules in the clinic.
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