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The Green Labs Program at Penn aims to improve safety and sustainability through educating and empowering lab staff on best practices in labs. The Office of Environmental Health and Radiation Safety and the Penn Sustainability Office collaboratively support the Green Labs Program at Penn.

Penn has over 676 labs in over 30 buildings and has an expanding lab footprint, including Chemistry, Engineering, and Medicine. Each of these labs present significant opportunities to optimize labs for safety and sustainability. Penn’s Green Labs Program aims to support the lab community to achieve these savings.

The Green Labs Program can provide support and resources for the following:

  • Ultra-Low Temperature Freezer Program
  • Penn Freezer Challenge
  • Reusable Sharps Container Program
  • Lab Supplies and Equipment Disposal
  • EHRS Chemical Inventory
  • Green Labs Working Group

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How do I transfer equipment out of the United States?

An export license may be required to ship or hand-carry items or equipment out of the U.S. The need for a license is dependent upon the nature of the equipment, as well as the end-use, recipient, and destination of the equipment. Additionally, even temporary export of equipment to some locations may incur customs tax obligations. Due to complexities of the requirements you should consult the Office of Export Compliance for assistance regarding shipping or traveling with equipment internationally.

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