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All those pipette tips and Petri dishes add up to a lot of plastic waste generated by research labs, FiveThirtyEight reports. It notes that the University of Exeter's Mauricio Urbina has estimated that biological and medical research accounts for about 6 million tons of plastic waste every year.

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