While switching to digital working formats can be harnessed to increase sustainability, the digital world and dry lab work tools can still contribute a huge CO₂ footprint, in terms of energy consumption or minerals needed for equipment production.

From using power save mode instead of screen savers and sending an email with links to files in clouds instead of attachments, to regular cleaning up of your data and using FAIR data principles, there are many areas where dry labs can smarten up to reduce CO₂ emissions.