Australian oral health organisation CareDent has announced the launch of two eco-friendly products with a view to helping reduce the environmental footprint within the dental sector.
Since the coffee cup reduction campaign and plastic bag bans in supermarkets, the public interest in environmental impacts and intent to reduce, re-use and recycle has surged.
In light of this, CareDent has spent the last year researching and testing methodology and materials to develop a lead stance for the dental sector—and is calling on everyone to begin evaluating waste.
“The entire team is very passionate about driving the eco-improvement within the oral health industry as Australia joins the anti-disposable movement,” CareDent CEO and founder Raymond Shroot said.
“This is just the beginning of a major shift we hope to see in dentistry.”
Australia’s first plastic-free floss container will launch this month, along with a range of 100 per cent cornstarch biodegradable adult toothbrushes.
This new eco-range also sees the announcement of a new partnership with renowned breast cancer charity, McGrath Foundation. With the goal to donate $140k per year to fund a McGrath Breast Care Nurse, 10c from every affiliated product sold will be directly donated to the foundation.