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TePe Interdental Brushes – a sustainable choice for healthier mouths

An interview with TePe's Innovation & Marketing Director

‘Taking care of your mouth throughout life will benefit your overall health and well-being. Thus, the aim of our products and solutions is to enable a long-term healthy lifestyle. Helping our customers make informed choices without having to compromise on quality or functionality is key in our journey towards a more sustainable range', says Helena Ossmer Thedius, Innovation & Marketing Director at TePe.

By replacing fossil raw material with fossil-free pine oils in a mass balance system, the carbon footprint of TePe’s interdental brushes is reduced by 80%. TePe and their raw material suppliers are certified by ISCC to guarantee full traceability of the material and its sources. The TePe range of interdental brushes is developed in collaboration with the dental profession and comprises of nine colour-coded sizes for safe and efficient cleaning.

‘We aim to reach CO₂ neutrality for all products and packaging in 2022. The requirements of our products differ in terms of materials and usability, which challenges us to find innovative solutions for increased sustainability while meeting our customers’ high demands’, Helena Ossmer Thedius continues.

All TePe’s production takes place at the manufacturing plant in Malmö, Sweden, by use of 100% renewable energy. Part of it comes from the company’s own rooftop solar power facility. TePe aims to conduct their work in accordance with the UN Sustainable Development Goals of Agenda 2030. All actions matter, therefore TePe encourages all users to dispose of products and packaging responsibly.

"Helping our customers make informed choices without having to compromise on quality or functionality is key in our journey towards a more sustainable range"

- Helena Ossmer Thedius, Innovation & Marketing Director at TePe