03 Mar

Phillips launches new at-home recycling scheme for dental waste

Phillips has launched a new at-home recycling scheme to encourage members of the public to recycle dental waste. 

Building on the success of its dental practice recycling scheme, Phillips is now offering dental patients the opportunity to recycle toothbrushes and other dental supplies at home. Between now and the end of April, people will have the opportunity to recycle their own dental waste as part of an initiative to create greener communities. 

To hear more about the scheme and sign up to participate, dental patients can visit the Phillips website. Here, they can complete a label request form, which will be passed on to Terracycle. Terracycle has partnered with Phillips to encourage dental clinics to take part in national recycling schemes to reduce and repurpose dental waste. Once the form has been completed, applicants will be sent a free shipping label by Terracycle.

The recycling programme is straightforward and the aim is to make it as quick and easy as possible for members of the public and dental practices and teams to recycle items, such as electric toothbrushes. When an individual is ready to recycle their waste, they will package the goods and arrange collection via UPS online. UPS will then collect the waste from the home address provided and take it to a recycling plant. In addition to contributing to protecting the planet, people who participate in the home recycling scheme can also enjoy 10% off Phillips Sonicare brush heads. 

The initiative is designed to provide participants with the option to recycle products that would have otherwise ended up in the general rubbish pile without even leaving their home. Items that are included in the recycling scheme include toothbrush heads and covers, electric flosser nozzles, flossing sticks, inter-dental brushes and dental floss boxes.