Assay Designs, Inc.
Sustainable Business Practices
Assay Designs was incorporated in 1992 to bring the highest quality products to the research community. Their company follows a very rigorous waste reduction program that includes a color-coded bin system for different recyclables as well as an employee-driven method of removing these items from the building. Assay Designs also reduces waste through using double-sided printing, e-mail and web-based documents. They are also working on installing hand driers in order to reduce paper towel waste. A variety of other materials are reused including office supplies, packing materials, toner cartridges and kitchen utensils. Through this program, Assay Designs has been able to decrease the amount of garbage they produce. Their commitment to recycling continues on into their purchasing practices as well. A variety of recycled-content office supplies, including paper, envelopes, file folders, letterhead, business cards, towels, cardboard boxes and garbage bags, are bought by the organization. They have produced educational materials for employees regarding the waste reduction program and strive to keep everyone interested and excited about participation through e-mail updates.