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The Philips Dental Care Recycling Programme​

Find out how you can recycle your dental care products with Philips

    We heard you. We know sustainability and recycling is important to you. We are making strong progress in our efforts to make the world healthier and more sustainable, so we’ve partnered with TerraCycle® to create a recycling programme for dental care products.​
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    How can I get involved?


     

    There are two ways to recycle your dental care products:

     

    1.  Dropping them off at a public drop-off location

    You can find your nearest public drop-off location on the interactive map here. You can then drop off your dental care products.

     

    2.  By setting up your own public drop-off location

    If there are no public drop off locations within a 5 mile radius, you can set up your own. Simply follow these steps:

    • Create a TerraCycle® account
    • Find a public place to host your collection point (with the prior consent of the person in charge of the place)
    • Fill out this form to request to join the programme as a public drop off location administrator.

     

    For more information on public drop-off locations and what it involves to set one up, please visit the Terracycle page here.

    What are the steps to recycle my dental care products?

    What is the Philips Dental Care Recycling Programme all about?

    Every year dental care products end up in landfill across the UK. We are working with TerraCycle® to put an end to this enormous loss of resources.​


    The Philips Dental Care Recycling Programme allows us to recycle dental care products and prevents them from ending up in landfill. Not only are you helping the environment, but the waste you recycle with us also helps to raise money for charitable organisations and schools.

    What can I recycle?

    ALL BRANDS ACCEPTED

    Electiric toothbrush heads
    Electric toothbrush heads and covers
    Electiric flosser nozzies
    Electric flosser nozzles
    Flossing sticks
    Flossing sticks and interdental brushes
    Dental floss containers
    Dental floss containers

    Waste that is NOT accepted:​

    • Battery operated toothbrushes​
    • Electric toothbrush handles​
    • Manual toothbrushes​
    • Toothpaste tubes and caps​
    • Outer cardboard and plastic packaging for toothbrushes, toothpaste tubes and floss containers​
    • Dental floss​
    • Batteries

    Frequently asked questions

    What is TerraCycle®?

    TerraCycle® is an innovative recycling company that has become a global leader in recycling typically hard-to-recycle waste. TerraCycle®​ offers a range of free programmes that are funded by conscientious companies, as well as recycling solutions available for purchase for almost every form of waste. To date, over 202 million people are collecting in 21 countries and have collected billions of pieces of waste, raising over 44 million dollars for charities around the world.​

    More information can be found on  TerraCycle®'s website here.

    What can I recycle? 
    The Philips Dental Care Recycling Programme WILL accept all brands of electric toothbrush heads and covers, electric flossing nozzles, flossing sticks, interdental brushes and dental floss containers. 
    What can’t I recycle?
    This recycling programme will NOT accept battery operated toothbrushes, electric toothbrush handles, manual toothbrushes toothpaste tubes and caps, outer cardboard and plastic packaging for toothbrushes, toothpaste tubes, floss containers, dental floss, batteries.
    What happens with the recycled waste?
    TerraCycle®'s role is to convert the material into a usable format so that manufacturers in the plastic industry can use this raw material as a part of their production. Philips’ ambition is to collect 2 tonnes of waste from landfill through this programme.
    Who can sign up? How do they go about this?
    Collectors can sign up to the programme through the dedicated programme page on the TerraCycle® website. Being a public drop-off location point will enable them to download free shipping labels to send their waste as well as appear on the interactive public access drop-off location map. Consumers will then be able to drop-off their dental care products at those locations. 
    How do I participate in The Philips Dental Care Recycling Programme?

    You can participate in this scheme in two ways:​
     

    By dropping your waste off off at a public drop-off location:​

    Find your nearest public drop-off location on the interactive map here, and drop off your dental care products including any brand of electric toothbrush heads and covers electric flosser nozzles, flossing sticks interdental brushes or dental floss containers.​

     

    By setting up a public drop-off location:​

    If there are no public drop-off locations within a 5-mile radius, you can set up your own. Simply follow the steps below:​

     

    Create a TerraCycle® account​

    Find a public place to host your collection (with the prior consent of the person in charge of the place)​

    Fill out this form to request to join the programme as a public drop-off location administrator

    Where can I find more information?

    To learn more about TerraCycle®, visit their page here.​

    To learn more about Sustainability at Philips click here.​

    To learn more about refurbished products from Philips, click here.

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