Henry Schein launches Practice Green sustainable products initiative
Henry Schein is launching an environmental sustainability initiative called Practice Green. Practice Green will identify medical and dental products that are reusable, recyclable, or biodegradable. Are the products made from recycled materials or come from a sustainable source? Medical device developers and their customers are increasingly focusing on sustainability. Efforts range from reducing waste in manufacturing to minimizing product packaging. They’re also looking for ways to reduce emissions of carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gases. Henry Schein has already launched the program for its Europe, Middle East, and Africa customers and plans to soon expand it, said Henry Schein International Distribution Group President Andrea Albertini. “Through this program, we advance our commitment to meeting the needs of our customers who are concerned about the environmental impact of their practice or laboratory,” Albertini said in a news release. “We strongly believe that the actions we take today will help protect the earth and our natural resources as well help build a healthier world for all.” The Practice Green initiative will also include environmentally friendly services and support. More information is available from Henry Schein’s Practice Green website.