MBL Recycles Lab Furnishings by Donating to NMLC

The Marine Biological Laboratory (MBL) in Woods Hole takes their commitment to the environment seriously.  One component of their effort to “go green” with their Loeb Laboratory renovation involves recycling some of the furnishings by donating them to the National Marine Life Center in Buzzards Bay for reuse.

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These heavy-duty laboratory grade sinks will be used in Dr. Williams' science lab, and in Joanne's education lab.

The donated equipment from the MBL includes a rectangular tank, a 390 KVA standby generator and automatic transfer switch, sixteen durable laboratory-grade sinks, a fume hood, two steam dishwashers, storage cabinets, chairs, and file cabinets.  With the help of the MBL’s construction managers, Shawmut Design and Construction, MBL facilities staff delivered the equipment to NMLC.  “We were tremendously excited to receive this gift from MBL,” exclaimed Kathy Zagzebski, NMLC President and Executive Director.  “The equipment will save us money and be put to good use in our science and educational laboratories.”

Moving the fiberglass tank off the truck.
Moving the fiberglass tank off the truck.

“The MBL is committed to reducing our environmental impact and is pleased that the National Marine Life Center can benefit from this used equipment,” said Richard Cutler, Director of Facilities and Services. “Recycling of these materials is not only helping the NMLC as they build their new hospital, but will also reduce the amount of materials that may otherwise be left for a landfill as unused waste.”

Rich Cutler and the crew from MBL
The wonderful crew from MBL.

The MBL is a leading international, independent, nonprofit institution dedicated to discovery and to improving the human condition through creative research and education in the biological, biomedical and environmental sciences.  Founded in 1888 as the Marine Biological Laboratory, the MBL is the oldest private marine laboratory in the Americas.  For more information, visit www.MBL.edu.

Thank you, MBL!!!