According to Bloomberg Business, the number of disposable gloves that are used in medical and life sciences amount to more than 100 billion each year1. But what does a number that large even mean? It has been suggested that if one stacked these gloves on top of each other they would be tall enough to reach to the moon and back 30 times. That’s a mega mountain of trash that’s slated for waste incineration or to be piled up in landfills.
The “eat local” trend sprung up in the early 2000s; chances are you’ve seen tote bags promoting “Buy Local,” at the grocery store checkout. Across the globe, more and more people are thinking about the importance of eating local. The emergence of the “locavore” diet, a term coined in 2005 was founded behind the idea of eating only food that grows within a 100 mile radius. The rationale behind eating local is rooted in the environmental benefits of less “food miles” involved in processing and transportation of food, as well as the positive impacts of supporting community agriculture and small businesses.
In the U.S., sales of electric cars (EVs) are rising significantly, led by states that have signed a compact to bring over 3 million EVs to market by 2025. But in 2016, EVs were still just 1 percent of the new car market. We are lagging behind. Norway was at 24 percent of new cars, making it the leader by that measure.
Cell Signaling Technology (CST) is proud to announce a plan to reduce our greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions to meet voluntary targets set by the 2015 COP21 Paris Climate Accords. As a company with a longstanding commitment to the environment through support of conservation, philanthropy, energy management, and sustainable packaging, we wanted to take independent action to meet COP21 climate targets. CST adopted these measures in November 2016 at a CST global leadership meeting that happened to coincide with the COP22 UN Climate talks in Marrakech, Morocco.
If you want to build a ship, don't drum up the men to gather wood, divide the work and give orders. Instead, teach them to yearn for the vast and endless sea.
- Antoine de St. Exupery
Every generation has its dreamers; pioneering individuals who aren’t satisfied with the status quo, but who will drive forward towards something bigger, something better . . .
“A two hour plus commute by bike, you’ve got to be kidding!” The sentiment was echoed among friends and colleagues. The last thing anyone wants to do is extend his or her commute by an extra hour each way! Plus when you factor in an urban route and several “rotaries of death,” it doesn’t help make the argument for biking from Boston to Beverly any easier. However, folks at CST still take the Mass Commute Bicycle Challenge very seriously.
Several weeks ago a group of high school students walked into the Cell Signaling Technology (CST) atrium led by their high school biology teacher, Judy. They were visiting CST to meet with scientists and other professionals for an interactive tour of a biotechnology company. CST has a fairly open door policy when it comes to sharing our science with budding scientists- we regularly host groups ranging from local . . .
As a company that believes in leaving our mark on science, but not on the earth, CST has made a commitment to use compostable cups and plates in our US cafeterias.
As a company focused on providing research tools to study the underlying mechanisms of cancer progression, we wanted to plan a volunteering event to offer a helping hand to support the community impacted by this disease.
At CST, we’ve tried to build our business around sustainable practices, always striving for the smallest possible environmental “foot-print.” A lot of it is just common sense as well as good economic sense. It’s about using resources prudently and cutting down on wastes.
Michael Comb, Founder and CEO of Cell Signaling Technology