WE RECYCLE WITH THE COLGATE® ORAL CARE RECYCLING PROGRAMME!!
Reducing the use of single use plastics is a hot topic and here at Precision Dental we are doing our bit and changing our ways wherever we can.
Next time you visit us you may notice that we have made some changes and switched from plastic cups to paper ones. We no longer use plastic tray liners but have metal ones that can be sterilised after each patient along-side the instruments. Plastic pots which are needed to put dental materials in are being replaced with paper ones. It is hard in our industry as we have to be very careful with our cross infection which we take very seriously but hopefully ever small change will make a difference.
Another huge change that is unique to us here at Precision is that we are the first registered practice in the Rotherham area that accepts used toothbrushes (including electric toothbrush heads but NOT interdental brushes yet) and empty toothpaste tubes. These will be collected by our recycling company Terracycle in collaboration with the Colgate® Oral Care Recycling Programme, so next time you’re passing, pop in and bring your used products and take the opportunity to stock up on new ones. But don’t forget to tell all your family and friends to drop in and let’s make a difference together.
In the mean time here are a couple of tips:
- Turn the tap off when you’re brushing your teeth, you only need water to rinse your brush at the end (but not your mouth, remember spit out the excess toothpaste but don’t rinse out with water or mouthwash).
- Use a pen/pencil to squeeze the last of the toothpaste to the end of the tube, an average family can get another week’s worth of toothpaste out of each tube.
Helping the Environment
Keeping the earth clean. As a registered collector for we are able to help eliminate the idea of Waste. The collected waste will not end up as litter, in landfill or incineration, instead, new materials and products will be made from the hard-to-recycle waste.
Donating to a Charity
The collected waste is worth money. As a registered collector on the Colgate® Oral Care Recycling Programme we have the opportunity to earn points which can be redeemed into charitable donation; and of course our chosen local charity this year will be Bluebell Wood Children’s Hospice.
Not only are you helping the environment, but the waste you recycle with us also helps to fund local schools and charities.