Problem: You work in a bio-chem lab and you use lots of chemicals that are harmful to the environment.

Seek ways to minimize chemical use, such as mini-scintillation vials, or use non-toxic alternatives.

Photo: Chemical containers
Solution: Mini-scintillation vials have the volume and do the same job as regular vials. Also MIT has green chemistry alternative wizard that gives alternative chemicals and processes that are less harmful to the environment.
Cost: Alternative chemicals and processes may be unfamiliar to lab occupants.
Benefit: Costs may immediately decrease. Chemical use decreases with smaller vials saving the lab money as well as avoiding having to dispose of excess chemicals. Reduced resources and energy for manufacturing chemicals.