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About the ACT® Environmental Impact Factor Label

  • Concise information about the environmental impact of our products.
  • Trusted data verified by a non-partial third party

Our commitment to sustainability has been a core value at USA Scientific for decades. We take all facets of improving global health seriously. From our 100% wind-powered TipOne® production facility in Connecticut to our dedication to reducing paper usage, USA Scientific is taking multiple steps to improve our world. We have taken the next step in our sustainability journey by collaborating with My Green Lab, a non-profit organization that is dedicated to improving the sustainability of scientific research. The ACT Environmental Impact Factor Label does just that. Focusing on Accountability, Consistency, and Transparency (ACT), the labels show manufacturing, energy and water use, packaging, and end-of-life impact factors so researchers can make informed decisions about the products they use and their impact on the environment.

For more information about the ACT label, visit mygreenlab.org or view a PDF information guide here.
Learn about our other sustainablity efforts here.

100% of our production facility is powered by wind.

100% of our TipOne production facility is powered by wind energy.

Sample of ACT label

A. Region: Regional labels capture the differences in the Shipping and End of Life impacts for each region (US, EU, UK) in which the product is sold. The regional labels also showcase how the energy usage may vary across the markets and reports the water usage in units specific to the market (gallons per day or liters per day) for equipment.

B. Impact Numbers: These values are graded on a scale of 1-10, with 1 indicating the lowest environmental impact and 10 indicating the highest environmental impact. Detailed scoring explanations for each category are outlined in the verification guide.

C. Renewable Energy Use: This category is either yes or no.

D. Consumption Numbers: These values represent actual daily consumption and apply only to equipment.

E. Environmental Impact Factor is the sum total of all values. A lower number indicates a lower overall environmental impact.

F. Valid Date: ACT labels are valid for two years from the date of issue.