IPSWICH, Mass. and WESTWOOD, Mass., April 30, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- New England Biolabs (NEB) and Universal Wilde together announce the release of NEB's 2015-16 Catalog & Technical Reference. The NEB catalog, which has served as a resource for scientists around the world for 40 years, will be the first CarbonNeutral-certified catalog printed in the USA.
NEB has purchased verified carbon offsets from The CarbonNeutral Company, a world leader in providing solutions to businesses to reduce their environmental impact. The carbon offsets will help support the Mississippi Valley Restored Ecosystem Project. The carbon offsets purchased have neutralized the unavoidable CO2 emissions generated by the printing and distribution of NEB's latest catalog.
The Mississippi Valley Project aims to reforest one million acres of the Lower Mississippi Alluvial Valley, which has experienced sustained deforestation in recent decades and now supports less than 20% of its original forest cover. The hardwood ecosystem of the Lower Mississippi Alluvial Valley is one of the most important on the North American continent. The reforestation activities create a chain of environmental benefits, including helping protect against hurricane and flood damage, controlling soil and nutrient run-off and improving the water quality of the Mississippi River.
"NEB has always believed that the pursuit of science should not negatively impact the environment; in fact, scientists should strive to preserve and protect the environment. We take this challenge seriously and have always aligned our business practices with this belief. Seeking CarbonNeutral status for our 40th anniversary Catalog & Technical Reference is the latest example of NEB putting its core beliefs into practice," shared Jim Ellard, CEO of NEB.
Patrick Romich, CEO of Universal Wilde said "We are pleased to help NEB obtain the rights to print the Certified Carbon Neutral Publication logo on their catalog and proud to print the first catalog with the status in the USA." Speaking of Universal Wilde's owns efforts to reduce their impact to the environment Jim Dunlop, VP of Purchasing and Facilities said, "Our company continuously pursues opportunities to strengthen our commitment to the environment. All plants at Universal Wilde are Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) certified and we recycle 100% of excess paper generated in our printing and finishing facilities."
The 40th anniversary edition of the NEB catalog features over 50 new products, up-to-date selection charts, protocols and troubleshooting tips to aid in experimental design. The catalog also introduces the inspiring stories of NEB's Passion in Science Awards™ Winners, including two winners in the environmental stewardship category.
To request a copy of the 2015-16 NEB Catalog & Technical Reference, visit www.neb.com/forms/newcatalog.
For more information on CarbonNeutral certification, contact Universal Wilde at 781-251-2700.
About New England Biolabs
Established in the mid 1970's, New England Biolabs, Inc. (NEB) is the industry leader in the discovery and production of enzymes for molecular biology applications and now offers the largest selection of recombinant and native enzymes for genomic research. NEB continues to expand its product offerings into areas related to PCR, gene expression, sample preparation for next generation sequencing, synthetic biology, glycobiology, epigenetics and RNA analysis. Additionally, NEB is focused on strengthening alliances that enable new technologies to reach key market sectors, including molecular diagnostics development. New England Biolabs is a privately held company, headquartered in Ipswich, MA, and has extensive worldwide distribution through a network of exclusive distributors, agents and seven subsidiaries located in Canada, China, France, Germany, Japan, Singapore and the UK. For more information about New England Biolabs visit www.neb.com.
About Universal Wilde
Universal Wilde provides technology-enabled, data-driven marketing communication solutions from thought to distribution. Their full-service capabilities include offset and digital print – variable print and print-on-demand; direct mail services; automated fulfillment and distribution programs; and agency services.
They service a wide range of industries including Financial Services, Healthcare, Pharmaceutical, Insurance, Education, Large Commercial and Retail. Universal Wilde is headquartered in Westwood, MA.
For more information, visit www.universalwilde.com
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SOURCE New England Biolabs