Artisan Dental Keeps Oral Care Products Out of Landfills and Earns Money for Charity
Artisan Dental has begun the first and only oral care products recycling program in the Dane County area, helping to keep toothbrushes, toothpaste tubes, floss containers and mouthwash containers out of landfills. The Artisan Dental Recycling Program participates in the Tom’s of Maine Natural Care Brigade®, a free recycling program sponsored by Tom’s of Maine ® and TerraCycle®.
The Artisan Dental Recycling program is also able to earn money for charity. For each piece of waste sent to TerraCycle, Artisan Dental earns two points which are converted into a cash donation to its charity of choice, Feeding America. http://www.feedingamerica.org/our-response/about-us/?_ga=1.29773375.146046186.1414533122 Materials collected as part of the Artisan Dental Recycling program will be recycled into a variety of products, such as cutting boards, and trash cans.
Artisan Dental is also cooperating with the City of Madison Streets and Recycling Department to create additional awareness around the program. “Oral care products like toothpaste tubes and toothbrushes are impossible to recycle in municipal curbside programs,” Madison recycling coordinator George Dreckmann said. “It is great when someone in the community steps up to help with hard to recycle materials. We are pleased to partner with Artisan Dental to recycle these products.” http://www.cityofmadison.com/streets/recycling/DentalProducts.cfm.
The Artisan Dental Recycling Program offers customers an easy way to recycle the products they use most. All toothpaste tubes and caps, toothbrushes, floss containers, mouthwash bottles and caps, deodorant containers and soap packaging regardless of brand, are accepted.
Artisan Dental accepts oral and personal care waste from local community members at our office at 10 North Livingston St., Suite 301, Madison, WI. 53703.
TerraCycle, Inc. is an international upcycling and recycling company that takes difficult-to recycle-packaging and turns it into affordable, innovative products. Founded in 2001, TerraCycle is the world’s leader in the collection and reuse of non-recyclable post-consumer waste. TerraCycle works with more than 40 major brands in the U.S. and around the world to collect used packaging and products that would otherwise be destined for landfills. It repurposes that waste into new, innovative materials and products that are available online and through major retailers. For more information, please visit www.terracycle.com.