Tuesday, September 9, 2008
One of the items that I needed to order is NOT green. Laundry detergent. I wanted to be able to wash my lab coats, since we have a washer and dryer in the lab, and not send it out to a service. Since, again, we work with RNA, I can't use natural cleanser because the enzymes could ruin my RNA and I would have to repeat and waste more supplies. When I put in the order for a chemical laundry detergent, (Tide) I received an email from the purchasing unit that I needed to choose an environmentally friendly cleaner as opposed to the chemical one that I had chosen due to the new Green initiative at our center. I wanted to scream at her, if only she knew how much effort I am putting in to be more green and less wasteful!