Defrost regularly

It´s boring but it´s true: defrosting makes a difference to the planet!

Defrosting freezers may not be your favourite activity of all times but it can reduce the carbon footprint of the lab significantly.

The wall of ice in your freezers not only takes up valuable space, it also makes it more difficult for the freezers to work efficiently. And that translates directly into a higher energy consumption!

So there´s no way around it: those freezers need regularly defrosting.

Maybe you´re lucky to have someone in the lab who loves that task! And maybe not... In that case, maybe you can suggest your lab mates to have a rotation schedule to make sure that it gets done?

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