Going Green

environmentally friendly dentistry

Going Green

Our team has been very excited about becoming more environmentally friendly! Dental can create a lot of waste, especially plastic, some of which is necessary for the sake of infection control. However, this year Adelaide Hills Family Dental have taken some steps to reduce waste:
  • Swapped out some disposables for autoclavable options.
  • Swapped out single use plastic products for recyclable or biodegradable options where possible.
  • Sending SMS reminders instead of paper options
  • Collecting bottles and can.
  • Digital radiography
  • One of our assistants takes home cardboard boxes to put in her vegetable patch at home.
We hope these list of sustainable business practices help reduce our impact on the environment.

Recycling Program

We’ve signed up through TerraCycle for the Colgate recycling program. Drop off your used dental products at Adelaide Hills Family Dental – 38 Adelaide Rd, Mt Barker to be recycled.

Includes any brand of used or empty toothpaste tubes and caps, manual toothbrushes, electric toothbrush heads, toothbrush and toothpaste tube plastic packaging and more.

Collecting toothbrushes for recycling