Clear Blue Smiles is excited to unveil a groundbreaking initiative aimed at elevating the dental industry’s environmental sustainability standards. With a commitment to high-quality patient care and a keen focus on minimizing their carbon footprint, our team has partnered with international recycling leader TerraCycle to enable patients to easily recycle their used clear aligners.
“We are looking forward to offering a truly comprehensive clear aligners recycling program for doctors and their patients,” said Kevin Dillard, CEO of Clear Blue Smiles. “Removing plastic that we create from the environment is a vital component of our commitment to elevating sustainability standards in the dental industry.”
By partnering with TerraCycle, the Clear Blue Smiles Free Recycling Program is making it possible for patients to easily recycle aligners after treatment. Patients simply collect their used aligners and use a prepaid label to ship them to TerraCycle to be sorted, cleaned, and re-molded into new products.
“Clear aligners are a great option for those looking for an alternative to traditional braces, however their convenience also generates a significant amount of plastic waste,” said TerraCycle Founder and CEO, Tom Szaky. “By creating a sustainable end-of-life solution for clear aligners, Clear Blue Smiles is taking action to address one of the biggest waste challenges the dental industry faces today.”
Clear Blue Smiles believes that the journey to a healthier smile should also be a journey towards a healthier planet. By embracing these innovative solutions, patients and dentists can confidently make choices that positively impact total dental health and the world around them.