We continue to innovate for a more sustainable future for our planet. In 2019 we remained focused on reducing our impact on the environment and our climate with efforts to reduce product packaging, recycling plastics, decreasing waste and emissions, and increasing renewable energy usage.
- We opened new facilities and manufacturing sites that are closer to our customers which helps us decrease carbon emitting activities from shipping our products globally.
- We have reduced the amount of plastic used in our aligners by almost 50% in just over four years. In addition, we collect and ship the majority of all scrap/waste plastics generated by our manufacturing processes to an incinerator. The resulting energy powers its operations while substantially reducing plastics sent to landfills.
- In 2019, our Juarez, Mexico manufacturing sites received two awards from the State of Chihuahua in recognition of our environmental efforts; one for environmental best practices and the other for environmental compliance.
- We encourage usage of iTero scanners to reduce the need for traditional impressions and the mining of the materials used to make those impressions.
Reducing our environmental impact
Our partnership with TerraCycle