It’s impossible to escape the news about climate crisis these days, and as an eco-conscious dentist, you might be feeling torn over single use plastic, which is essential in almost every part of modern clinical practice. The good news is, there are other things you can do to offset the carbon footprint of your consumables! Simple changes like encouraging staff and patients to use public transport to get to work (or even better, walk!), combining appointments to reduce travel, switching to low energy bulbs, going paperless, being frugal with single use resources and recycling where possible are all things you can do to make your practice more eco friendly.
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