Regis is proud to collaborate with 12-year-old Ned Heaton and his Turtle Tribe toothbrushes, an environmentally friendly bamboo toothbrush which is being rolled out across all of our Homes.
As part of our Sustainability Plan, we’re replacing approximately 30,000 plastic toothbrushes purchased annually with sustainable, biodegradable bamboo alternatives from The Turtle Tribe.
Linda Mellors, CEO and Managing Director at Regis, said “Regis Aged Care is delighted to be working with kidpreneur Ned Heaton to reduce plastic toothbrush waste and support local innovation. We know sustainability is of high importance to our residents, clients, families, employees and shareholders. Providing our residents with a new high quality bamboo toothbrush every 3 months is great for oral health as well as the environment. We are keen to support and partner with other Australian entrepreneurs to improve products and services for older people.”
In a bid to encourage people to make the change away from plastic, Ned created a biodegradable bamboo alternative and we’re thrilled to be a part of this sustainable change. Switching to bamboo toothbrushes helps save the environment, especially the oceans, and will have an enormous impact of the planet. As bamboo is a plant, it can be cultivated over and over again without harming the environment.
“I’m proud to partner with Regis Aged Care. By 2050 there’s predicted to be more plastic in the ocean than fish. It’s time to change. And by partnering between my generation and yours, we are that change. Thank Regis for showing leadership, and switching to bamboo toothbrushes.” Ned Heaton, 2020.
Thank you, Ned, for paving the way toward a more sustainable future. Find out more about the incredible work Ned is doing here.
In pursuing our vision of promoting and enhancing the quality of life of residents, we acknowledge the environmental and social impacts of our operations and are committed to actively managing and minimising our carbon footprint. Learn more about Sustainability at Regis here.