Small Changes for a Global Impact. We’re on a mission.
Here at Detail Dental Kids we care about our impact on the planet and what we are leaving behind for generations to come. Finding green options in healthcare fields can be a challenge but we are up for it! Thankfully, we aren’t the only ones calling for change. We are now working with Terrcycle, Crest and Colgate to recycle dental items in our office. We also take the extra steps in our office to recycle daily waste in our back office and breakroom. Since the program began this year, we have already recycled over 250lbs!!
Here’s the thing… We need YOUR HELP! Our waiting room currently has collection bins just waiting for your contributions. We can accept toothbrushes, brush heads, toothpaste tubes, mouthwash containers, floss containers and floss picks. Bring yours by and we will have a fun eco-friendly/biodegradable prize for you to say thanks for helping. So come on over and bring your recyclable dental items with you. We’re doing our part and appreciate you helping by doing your part. Together we can save our planet one toothbrush tube at a time!
#RecycleEverything #terracycle #doingourpart
Want some other awesome ways you can do to help save the planet? Our Dental Assistant and MRC Myofunctional Therapist, Victoria is especially passionate about doing what we can to better our planet for the children we are handing it down to. She wanted to share a few of her household favorites for a greener daily routine.
A little Better Bags
Love these biodegradable alternatives to Zipping bags!
These alternatives to traditional zipper bags are treated with a biodegradable, eco-friendly compound which allows them to break down at least 15% per year when deposited in landfills and in contact with biodegradable materials. Plus, they don’t leak or fall apart. From snacks to school supplies, these bags come in a variety of sizes perfect for storing anything you need. Just grab and go!
These eco-friendly garbage bags are made from plant starch and EPI additives, and are eco-certified to breakdown by moisture, oxygen and soil 100 to 1,000 times faster than conventional garbage bags. They come in a variety of sizes, perfect to suit your needs and are a great, guilt-free option to traditional garbage bags.
Well excuse us! But understand, we really LOVE this toilet paper! From the reduced carbon footprint to their mission to ensure everyone has access to clean water and a toilet within our lifetime, Who Gives A Crap is a great product we can really get behind. (See what we did there?) This awesome company offers customers options for premium toilet paper, bath tissues and paper towel products with plastic free packaging, AND they donate 50% of their profits to their cause. According to their website, contaminated water contributes to over 1 million deaths per year and toilets have saved more lives than any other modern invention. Learn more at their website at https://us.whogivesacrap.org/.
Cupless beeswax tealights. Did you know beeswax emits negative ions that cleans the air of airborne allergens such as pollen, mold spores, bacteria, and some viruses? They do this my attaching to positive charged particles making them too heavy to remain airborne where they can enter your breathing passage making you sick. And with these little tealights you get 100% pure beeswax and a lead-free wick? Yes, please! What’s more, you can use your existing candle holders again and again while enjoying the sweet smell of natural beeswax. Once the candle is burned down, place the candle holder in the freezer. Give it an hour or so then you can pop the old wax right out to reuse the holder again.