We are proud partners of PACE – Partners for a Clean Environment — a voluntary and non-regulatory Boulder County business certification program. The overall goal of PACE is to reduce and eliminate hazardous materials and waste in water, land, and air. We strive to minimize our impact by adhering to strict environmental sustainability protocols.
In order to maintain the highest environmental standards, an eco-friendly practice must be conscious of the amount of waste that’s generated from the administrative side of things, and from the practice itself — which produces electrical and chemical waste that poses a threat to the air and groundwater. We are vigilant on both fronts.
Digital x-ray machines require no chemical solutions and only a fraction of the electrical energy that’s needed to produce conventional x-rays. Because the images are stored on a computer, there is no longer a need to create or dispose of physical slides. Progress!
Industry byproducts and heavy metals such as mercury, found in amalgam fillings and silver (in x-ray processing solutions) are hazardous to groundwater supplies. We’ve updated technology and put stringent procedures in place to ensure that waste is captured, recycled — or eliminated from the process.
We’re a TerraCycle & Tom’s of Maine Natural Care Recycling Program partner! Our patients can participate by dropping off used toothbrushes, empty containers, and caps from mouthwash, toothpaste, and floss at our office to be properly recycled.
In addition, we follow rigorous in-office energy efficiency and recycling guidelines.