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Table. 1.

Table. 1.

Targets for sustainable practices in clinical laboratories

Rational test ordering and reduction of test redundancy
Reduction of tubes and materials for collecting body fluids
Policy of reuse
On-site recycling of organic solvents
Reduction of solid waste
Green purchasing
Paper-less policy
Reduction of energy and water consumption
Encouragement of reduction of gasoline consumption by laboratory logistics and staff (encourage and reward use of public transport, carpools, and bicycles)
Usage of energy-efficient and environment-friendly design recommendations for buildings
Use of renewable energy sources, including wind, solar photovoltaics, and solar thermal energy
Increased collaboration for resource sharing (opportunities for cooperation between hospital buildings and laboratory networks)
Ann Lab Med 2021;41:139~144 https://doi.org/10.3343/alm.2021.41.2.139

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