W&H provides inspiration for sustainability in dental practices
Medical technology company W&H is calling on dental practices to get involved as part of its international campaign #dentalsunited. Any contribution to the environment is welcome, no matter how small. W&H also demonstrates that sustainability pays, with actions within the company.
The current campaign ‘#dentalsunited – UNITED we go green’ has the objective of setting out common steps toward environmental protection. The campaign provides a wealth of practical tips encouraging dental practices to think and act ‘green’. After all, “Sustainability is not a vision for the future, but rather a necessity for the present,” says W&H Managing Director Peter Malata. When it comes to the environment, there are countless opportunities for improvement in the medical and dental industry. Single-use and plastics are often still commonly used in order to comply with the necessary hygiene standards. In addition to this, a lot of material is used for equipment as well as energy. This is where W&H comes in. What specific steps can dentists take in their practice to be a part of the solution? From energy consumption to conserving resources to consistent recycling, you will find out what industry-specific action is required.
From raising awareness to green dental practices
Since October, the medical technology company has been providing its online audience with green suggestions and the opportunity to share their ideas once a week. Social media posts and further blog contributions are creating more awareness around the important topic of environmental protection. Sources of problems are identified and solutions provided for more sustainability.
W&H also supports the quality seal ‘Die Grüne Praxis’, develops and creates sustainable products, and takes responsibility for the environment at its head office in Bürmoos and in the W&H Group with a range of activities. “As a manufacturer of medical devices, we have always been focussed on innovation and advancement. Progress always requires change. With this in mind, we are committed to starting a movement in the medical and dental industry, in which we raise awareness, inspire and support each other along the path to more sustainability,” explains Peter Malata.
Find out more about the campaign.