Sustainability at TePe

Sustainability at TePe Sustainability at TePe means ensuring environmental, economic, and social well-being for today and tomorrow. It means meeting...
Sustainability at TePe Sustainability at TePe means ensuring environmental, economic, and social well-being for today and tomorrow. It means meeting the needs of people and society, without compromising the ability of future generations to also meet their needs. It is about living within the limits of the planet and protecting the environment. At TePe we take a holistic approach to sustainability, integrating it into every aspect of the business. World Environment Day World Environment Day is organized by the United...
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TePe - A Sustainable Choice

TePe—A Sustainable Choice World Environment Day is organized by the United Nations around a theme that focuses attention on a...
TePe—A Sustainable Choice World Environment Day is organized by the United Nations around a theme that focuses attention on a pressing environmental concern. This year on June 5th, we are encouraged to reimagine, recreate, and restore nature. The theme for 2021, “Reimagine. Recreate. Restore.”, invites us to grow trees, green our cities, rewild our gardens, change our diets and clean up rivers and coasts; making peace with nature. Join #GenerationRestoration! Sustainability at TePe Sustainability at TePe means ensuring environmental, economic,...
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TePe Tip: Your toothbrush—a sustainable choice?

When choosing a sustainable option for your toothbrush, what is the first thing you consider? For many people the words...
When choosing a sustainable option for your toothbrush, what is the first thing you consider? For many people the words recycle and biodegradable come to mind. These are important aspects within a sustainable initiative, but we must consider the entire lifecycle of a product. Let’s take a better look at some common terms and what they mean. Sustainable: For materials such as plastic to be called sustainable, they must meet three requirements: be environmentally, economically, and socially sustainable.  Renewable Resource:...
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Biobased and Sustainability

TePe Oral Health Care continues to take initiatives for long-term sustainable development. Our GOOD products, including a toothbrush, tongue cleaner...
TePe Oral Health Care continues to take initiatives for long-term sustainable development. Our GOOD products, including a toothbrush, tongue cleaner and mini-flosser are made from bio-based, or sometimes referred to as plant-based, plastic. TePe has been producing high-quality products for over 50 years, and we want to continue this with a focus on sustainability without compromising product safety, quality or hygienic qualities. What is bio-based or plant-based plastic? Most plastic is produced from two non-renewable resources – crude oil and...
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TePe GOOD – A sustainable choice

Have you considered how your oral hygiene tools are produced? TePe GOOD TM is our sustainability initiative to make a...
Have you considered how your oral hygiene tools are produced? TePe GOOD TM is our sustainability initiative to make a difference for the good of the planet and for your good. Currently, TePe produces a toothbrush, a tongue cleaner and a flosser with bio-based plastic enabling a reduction in our carbon footprint. The bio-based plastic is made using sugar cane. The end-rounded bristles on the toothbrush are made from castor oil.  This is TePe’s initiative towards increased sustainability during the...
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World Environment Day

World Environment Day is organized by the United Nations around a theme that focuses attention on a particularly pressing environmental...
World Environment Day is organized by the United Nations around a theme that focuses attention on a particularly pressing environmental concern. This year on June 5th, we are invited to reimagine our relationship with nature. The theme for 2020, “Time for Nature,” recognizes that the foods we eat, the air we breathe, the water we drink and the climate that makes our planet habitable all come from nature. Together we can act #ForNature! For us at TePe to reach our...
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United Nations Sustainable Development Goals

Sustainability Sustainability at TePe means ensuring environmental, economic, and social well-being for today and tomorrow. It means meeting the needs...
Sustainability Sustainability at TePe means ensuring environmental, economic, and social well-being for today and tomorrow. It means meeting the needs of people and society, without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their needs. It is about living within the limits of the planet and protecting the environment. As a company built on health awareness and education, we see it as our responsibility to contribute to a sustainable future in all possible aspects of our business and to keep...
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Your toothbrush – a sustainable choice?

What’s your biggest concern when choosing your toothbrush? You may think: “It’s just a toothbrush.” But there are, actually, a...
What’s your biggest concern when choosing your toothbrush? You may think: “It’s just a toothbrush.” But there are, actually, a few things to consider when choosing your everyday oral hygiene companion. Is it effective in removing plaque? Are the filaments gentle on gums and teeth? Is it hygienic and safe for use in the mouth? Does it last long or wear down too quickly? When considering sustainability aspects, materials are often in focus – but it is also about quality....
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Plastic Jargon

  Many are making a concerted effort to consider their carbon footprint. Thinking about the products we use and how...
  Many are making a concerted effort to consider their carbon footprint. Thinking about the products we use and how to dispose of them can become a bit confusing when trendy buzz words to describe that product are used interchangeably. TePe is consciously working to reach global climate goals and have introduced a new line of products to reduce CO2 emissions.  Before we can understand how to decrease our CO2 emissions or carbon footprint, we need to wade through some...
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GOOD - Biobased plastic

TePe Oral Health Care continues to take initiatives for long-term sustainable development.  TePe has been making high-quality products for over...
TePe Oral Health Care continues to take initiatives for long-term sustainable development.  TePe has been making high-quality products for over 50 years and currently creates all products using renewable energy from hydro, solar, and wind resources.  However, TePe is committed to making their business more sustainable, without compromising product safety, quality, or hygiene. This is why TePe has chosen to move away from fossil-based (crude oil or natural gas), which is a limited resource and not renewable.  Made from renewable...
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GOOD and Dental professionals

GOOD and Dental professionals   Dental professionals recommend products to use at home for good daily mouth care to remove...
GOOD and Dental professionals   Dental professionals recommend products to use at home for good daily mouth care to remove harmful bacteria.  These recommendations are based on the ability of the patient to use the product, how effective it is for the individual’s needs, its safety, durability, and if it is easy to use.  Now, dental professionals need to consider how these products impact the environment and the sustainability of the product.  The consideration must go beyond the concept of...
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TePe GOOD™

    TePe GOOD™ Recycling is becoming more and more mainstream in the United States.  Depending on your state, this...
    TePe GOOD™ Recycling is becoming more and more mainstream in the United States.  Depending on your state, this can look different, but overall, people are aware of it and attempt to sort their trash in the proper waste containers.  If you are an over-achiever, you may take it a step further and compost your food waste, and even search for biodegradable products.  There is, however, one more thing we have to consider and that is the life cycle...
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