• Question: Do you try to be economically friendly when conducting experiments and research?

    Asked by setbuddiesx to Gioia, Iain, Jo, Leo, Mariam on 21 Jun 2010 in Categories: .
    • Photo: Gioia Cherubini

      Gioia Cherubini answered on 15 Jun 2010:

      I am quite aware that everything that we use is quite expensive, so I always try to use things in a more efficient way. For example we have some special bottles with filters and they say that you can fill it up to 250 ml, but I have worked out that I can actually put 400ml in them, so I can use less bottles and there is less waste then!

    • Photo: Joanna Watson

      Joanna Watson answered on 15 Jun 2010:

      We definitely try to do things the cheapest way we can – without compromising the quality of the research of course. We get our money from charity and from taxes so it would be awful to waste it.

    • Photo: Iain Moal

      Iain Moal answered on 15 Jun 2010:

      Yes, and environmentally friendly, and friendly too.

    • Photo: Leo Garcia

      Leo Garcia answered on 15 Jun 2010:

      Do you mean environmentally friendly? If so, then yes – all research institutes and universities will have an environmental care policy. If you really DO mean economically friendly – well, we all like saving money!

    • Photo: Mariam Orme

      Mariam Orme answered on 21 Jun 2010:

      Yes, I always think about how much an experiment is going to cost, and make sure I don’t waste money – I think this is especially important because a lot of my funding is from a charity.