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Trigiene Dental launches new range to cut plastic waste

A dental equipment supplier and repairer has launched a range of eco-friendly products to boost the sector’s green credentials.

Trigiene Dental has unveiled the Eco Repair Box to help cut the industry’s reliance on single-use plastic.

Bosses at the Middlesbrough-based firm say the cardboard box makes equipment repair much more sustainable by replacing traditional plastic padded repair envelopes.

The company has also rolled out a number of everyday consumables, such as recycled hand towels and biodegradable nitrile gloves.

Matthew Evershed, managing director, said: “We’re committed to doing our bit to help the environment.

“We’ve looked at traditional sector practices and come up with a range of solutions to bring them up to date and eliminate waste.

“Handpiece repair has historically been a plastic heavy process.

“Broken pieces of kit are often transported in plastic envelopes, so it’s easy to see how waste can quickly build up when using plastic-based packaging materials.

“Going forward, when you book a repair with Trigiene, your dental handpieces will be transported in our new reusable eco-friendly box.

“The box can be used time and time again and can be recycled at the end of its use.”

Referring to the family-owned business’ consumables range, which also includes paper cups, he added: “Forward-thinking dentistry professionals are looking to bring traditional practices up to more modern standards and we’re delighted to be playing a part.

“Taking smaller steps to ‘go green’ is something everyone can do.”