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Practice Green

Through Practice Green, Henry Schein aims to encourage communities to become more eco-friendly by providing solutions to support, educate, and enhance the environmental sustainability efforts of our customers.

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Practice Green is designed to empower the health care community to positively impact the future of the planet by reducing the ecological footprint and promoting sustainability - both in daily life and while at work.


Our goal is to help health care professionals to increase their sustainability efforts while continuing to provide high-quality patient care.


Henry Schein customers can rely on us to provide a selection of products, resources, and services to create a greener practice.


We recognise that with our global environmental footprint and unique position within an ecosystem of relationships with suppliers, business partners, and customers, we can be a driving force for sustainability.


As a global distributor of health care solutions, Henry Schein supports its customers and their journey towards enhancing environmental sustainability.


Through Practice Green, Henry Schein will offer customers solutions that will help to implement practical ways to become more sustainable, while following the current health and safety legislation and providing high-quality patient care.


We scale our environmental impact downstream in our supply chain by encouraging our customers to go green in their health care practices and adopt a shared commitment to sustainability


This program aligns with our commitment to mitigate our impact on the climate, reduce waste to landfills, and recycle and reuse valuable materials while practising smart and efficient use of energy and water resources.

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At Henry Schein, we are dedicated to managing our activities to protect the earth. We support the environmental sustainability efforts of our customers, and together, we can build a healthier world for all.

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Here is a selection of our green products which emphasise the aim to reduce, recycle and reuse. 

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re:new Clean Toothbrush Medium 2pk 

100% recycled plastic handle, re-using materials to help reduce waste. Filaments are 100% plant based. Packaging is made from 100% recycled carboard and is recyclable.

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Piksters Bamboo Brush

Made from bamboo, a renewable resource. 97.4% biodegradable. 100% recycled biodegradable packaging.

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re:new Floss Harps 30pk x 6

100% recycled plastic handle, re-using materials to help reduce waste. 100% recycled cardboard packaging.

Mikrozid Wipes

Mikrozid Universal Wipes Green

100% plastic-free wipes with a low alcohol formulation.

Acclean Silk Floss

Acclean Silk Dental Floss

Made from silk rather than plastic, they are completely biodegradable.

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DEHP Evacuator S Curve Vented Bio Green

Made from bio-based plastic made of sugar canes, a renewable resource. Production also reduces the level of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere.


re:new Interdental Brush Recycled

100% recycled plastic handle, re-using materials to help reduce waste. 100% recycled cardboard packaging.

TePe GOOD Toothbrush

TePe GOOD Toothbrush

Made from bio-based plastic made of sugar canes, a renewable resource.

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BioGREEN Biodegradable Micro Applicators

Handle made from a food production straw-byproduct, they are biodegradable, compostable and made from renewable and sustainable materials. 

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Acclean Bamboo Toothbrush Single

Made from bamboo, a renewable resource. Filaments made from Medex S® Green Line filaments: sustainable filament and is made from up to 100% renewable raw materials.

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Hygoformic Bio Saliva Ejectors

Made from bio-based plastic made of sugar canes, a renewable resource. Production also reduces the level of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere.


Hygotip XL Bio

Partly made of fossil-free Green PE, bio-based polyethylene to help reduce levels of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere.

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Hygoformic Bio Adaptor 100pk

Made with environmentally friendly PE. Green PE is a bio-based polyethylene made from sugarcanes: a completely renewable resource.

Go greener with our business partners

Trying to make the switch to sustainability is difficult to do alone, but sustainability is becoming a global movement and a huge community of people determined to make sustainability happen is emerging. Meet our business partners, offering advice and solutions to help your dental practice go green.

Mark Topley

Mark Topley is a renowned consultant who specialises in Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) integration for businesses of all sizes. In the dental industry, he is known as 'The CSR Coach'. 

By partnering with Mark Topley, you can enhance your dental practice's sustainability practices through a range of guides, plans, and training designed to help you on your journey towards becoming more sustainable. 

As a member of the Responsible Dentistry Club, you'll receive a monthly online guide that breaks down sustainable practices into manageable steps, helping you to earn Dental CSR Certification over time.

To find out more about incorporating corporate social responsibility into your practice by watching Mark Topley's webinar here.

Initial Medical

When it comes to becoming more sustainable, healthcare waste disposal can be a significant challenge for dental practices due to strict regulations surrounding the disposal of hazardous and non-hazardous waste. That's where Initial Medical comes in. With years of experience in healthcare waste management, Initial Medical offers bespoke solutions tailored to the specific needs of dental practices.

From conducting a survey of your practice to recommending and installing solutions for now and the future, Initial Medical can guide you through the entire process. They are committed to helping you make sustainable choices wherever possible, and offer a range of solutions such as sustainable waste containers, easy-to-clean mats made from recycled materials, and eco-friendly soaps.

As a company, Initial Medical is recognised for their commitment to Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) performance, having been included on the Euronext Vigeo UK 20 and the ESI Excellence Global index as one of the top 20 UK companies for ESG performance. 

By partnering with Initial Medical, dental practices can make sustainable healthcare waste management a reality.

Gold For Kids

Did you know that precious crowns are not considered clinical waste? This means they are not governed by the same strict laws that regular clinical waste disposal. With Gold For Kids you can do something better with old dental crowns than just throwing them away.

Gold For Kids was founded on the idea that small amounts of scrap precious metal, such as from old dental restorations, can make a big difference. By collecting old precious restorations and sending them to Gold For Kids in a prepaid envelope, you can help make a positive difference, support children’s charities, and make sure this restorative waste is recycled meaningfully.

Since 2019, Gold For Kids has raised over £35,000 from scrap precious metal, help make that total even bigger!

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Smart Dental Care's sustainable approach

Get inspired and discover how Smart Dental Care is taking steps towards environmental sustainability. By implementing digital dentistry, reducing paper usage, and adopting energy-saving practices, the group aims to reduce its carbon footprint while providing top-quality patient care.

Find out how Smart Dental Care is partnering with Henry Schein Dental's Practice Green initiative to further their green initiatives and pave the way for a greener future in dentistry.

Read the full article here!

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environment and sustainability

Understand Henry Schein's ongoing environment & sustainability actions 

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An interview with Jackie Cooper: How dentists can "Practice Green"

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Working with your suppliers to be more sustainable

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Ideas on making your practice more environmentally sustainable

The product provided in the Practice Green portfolio has been carefully selected by Henry Schein as ‘green’ based on the marketing information provided by the supplier partner for the product that it is either reusable, contains recycled materials, can be recycled or are biodegradable, or are from a sustainable source.

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