Loyal Customer Discount Program

SPEX CertiPrep offers a Loyal Customer Discount Program to reward our customers with an automatic discount ranging from 5% to 20% off all of our qualified products. There is no need to apply! If you purchase a minimum of $2,000 in any calendar year and are in good payment standing with us, we will enroll you into the program automatically in the beginning of the next year so you can receive these discounts!

The program starts at a 5% discount and increases by 5% each year you are a member in good standing. As long as you meet the minimum purchase requirement and remain in good payment standing with us, your discount will continue to grow until you have reached the maximum of 20%.

Towards the beginning of each year, all eligible members will receive a confirmation letter. This letter thanks you for your continued business and outlines your discount for that year. It will automatically be updated in our system and your pricing will reflect that discount, so there is no need to remember a code for each order. These automatic discounts are just one of the many ways that we like to show our appreciation for your continued business.

For additional information, please visit http://www.spexcertiprep.com/purchase-options/loyal-customer-program.aspx or contact us at 1.800.LAB.SPEX or email CRMSales@spex.com.

SPEX CertiPrep Celebrates Earth Day

Earth Day.jpgIn April, we celebrate the earth by observing a very important day – Earth Day!

Never heard of it? Well, Earth Day has been around for more than 30 years. It was started by Gaylord Nelson, a 53-year-old Wisconsin senator, as a way of bringing attention to how people’s actions were endangering the planet.

Nearly 20 million Americans participated in the first Earth Day on April 22, 1970 by picking up litter, collecting recyclables, and holding “teach-ins” to talk about the environment. This widespread concern by citizens about what was happening to the Earth inspired the U.S. Congress to pass the Clean Air Act (www.epa.gov/clean-air-act-overview) in the early 1970s.

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This year SPEX CertiPrep celebrates Earth Day with the unveiling of our SPEX Community Garden. We all know that we need to eat fresh fruits and vegetables for a healthy diet. Some foods we will be growing include spinach, cucumbers, tomatoes, pumpkins, beets, and strawberries (yummy). Not only will our garden help us eat better, but it will help us to reduce stress, allow us to be social with our fellow colleagues, teach us how to garden, and we will be giving back to our community by donating part of our harvest to the local food pantries.

In addition to our fruits and vegetables garden, we are planting wildflowers along the right hand side of our building in an effort to bring back the bees.

Did you know that the bee population everywhere has been declining at an alarming rate¹? 1 in 3 bites of food we eat is made possible by the bees and other pollinators². 44% of bee colonies in the U.S. collapsed in 2016³. More than two thirds of the world’s crop species rely on pollinators†.

What will you do to celebrate Earth Day?
Join us to demonstrate support for environmental protection. Tweet us with what you are doing to @SPEXCertiPrep.

1- Pollinator Health Task Force, “National strategy to promote the health of honey bees and other pollinators” (White House, Washington, DC, 2015).
2- Klein, Alexandra-Maria et al “Importance of pollinators in changing landscapes for world crops.” Proceedings of the Royal Society of London B: Biological Sciences 274,1608 (2007).
3- https://beeinformed.org/2016/05/10/nations-beekeepers-lost-44-percent-of-bees-in-2015-16
†- http://www.xerces.org/pollinator-conservation

The Clean 15

The 15 fruits and vegetables listed in our infographic below make up the “Clean 15” list because they are least likely to be contaminated with pesticide residues.

For details on SPEX CertiPrep’s Pesticide CRMs, contact us at 1.800.LAB.SPEX or email at CRMSales@spex.com or visit http://www.spexcertiprep.com/products/pesticides/epa-methods

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Pesticide Residue and the Dirty Dozen

The ‘Dirty Dozen’ published by the Environmental Working Group (EWG) is a list of produce containing the highest pesticide residue levels. In 9 years, apples have appeared in the top three most contaminated items eight times and has been the most contaminated item five times (followed by peaches and celery).

Check our infographic below for the list of the ‘Dirty Dozen’.

For details on SPEX CertiPrep’s Pesticide CRMs, contact us at 1.800.LAB.SPEX or email at CRMSales@spex.com or visit http://www.spexcertiprep.com/products/pesticides/epa-methods

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