Miele Earns ACT Label Certification for Three Glassware Washers

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In the Lab eNewsletter, Pharmaceutical Technology's In the Lab eNewsletter 07-07-2021, Volume 16, Issue 7

The three Miele washer machines have been officially certified with the “eco-nutrition” label by My Green Lab.

Miele Professional, a provider of commercial and industrial appliances, including lab equipment, has earned the Accountability, Consistency, and Transparency (ACT) Label from My Green Lab, a non-profit organization that supports sustainability in science, for three Miele glassware washer machines—the PG 8583, the PG 8593, and the PG 8583 CD. The ACT Label represents the standard for lab sustainability, and this achievement makes Miele the only glassware washer manufacturer to have achieved the certification, Miele announced in a June 2, 2021 press release.

The ACT label shows how products “rate” in sustainability-related categories. The Environmental Impact Factor is a sum of verified information on a product's energy consumption, water use, and end-of-life. The three Miele glassware washers received the following Environmental Impact Factors:

  • Miele PG 8583 glassware washer—Environmental Impact Factor of 72.5
  • Miele PG 8593 glassware washer—Environmental Impact Factor of 76.6
  • Miele PG 8583 CD glassware washer—Environmental Impact Factor of 74.5.

Miele’s PG 8583 glassware washer already achieved ACT Label certification in 2019, and following My Green Lab’s rigorous testing process, the model was recertified, along with the first-time certification of the PG 8593 and PG 8583 CD. Certifications will be valid for one calendar year.

Miele PG 8583, PG 8593 and PG 8583 CD Laboratory Glassware Washers offer the following benefits:

  • ACT Label certified
  • Deionized water connection, liquid dispensing
  • Up to 128 flasks per cycle
  • Optimized cleaning performance and efficient use of resources—variable speed pump with integrated heating elements
  • Safety through monitoring—wash pressure and spray-arm monitoring
  • Convenient drying—EcoDry or DryPlus with high-efficiency particulate air filter.

“Sustainability is at the core of everything we do at Miele. We continuously strive to be a global leader in environmental protection within our industry and are committed to our promise to conserve valuable resources, save energy, and reduce emissions,” said Marion Anacker, head of Sales, Lab—Medical—Dental, Miele Professional USA, in the company press release. “We believe there is a great opportunity to continue to reduce the environmental impact of labs across the country through smarter equipment, and My Green Lab’s eco-nutrition label is making sustainable purchasing decisions easier every day. We applaud this initiative and are incredibly proud that three of our machines have earned ACT Label certification.”

“By certifying their glassware washers through our ACT Label program, Miele is helping set the standard for sustainable laboratory equipment. The label supports their customers to make more informed purchasing decisions, leveraging a trusted third-party system,” said James Connelly, My Green Lab’s CEO, in the press release. “Ultimately, this helps save water [and] energy and reduce[s] the environmental impact of a critical, but often resource intensive, industry.”

Source: Miele Professional