Dental Waste Disposal

Dental Waste

Most people don’t associate a toothbrush with pollution. It is, after all, an instrument for cleaning—keeping teeth healthy and white, day in and day out. But, as it turns out, toothbrushes are part of the plastics disaster poisoning the environment. According to a recent article in National Geographic, most Americans use 300 toothbrushes in their lifetime.

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dental waste disposal

Dentists in Livingston County, Michigan have found an ingenious way to reuse gold, silver, platinum and palladium from patients’ old tooth fillings. Proceeds from the precious metals, collected over time, are donated to provide free meals to people in need. According the Associated Press, since the program’s launch in 1996, more than $300,000 has been

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