Over 1 billion plastic toothbrushes are thrown out every year in just the United States alone! That is over 50 million pounds of plastic waste in oceans and landfills that is severely impacting our environment.
Toothbrush handles on the typical toothbrush are made entirely out of plastic, why? Well, plastic is cheap and easy to manipulate into any shape. However, we only use our toothbrush for a short while before throwing away and replacing with a new one. This means every few weeks or so, we are just tossing away a lump of plastic that most likely winds up in a landfill and causes pollution.
There are, however, all-natural materials that exist in which we could be making toothbrushes out of and the best news is... We do! We do have toothbrushes with a handle made entirely out of all-natural bamboo and they don't cost any more than your typical toothbrush. However, these toothbrushes are much more environmentally friendly than your typical plastic handled toothbrush. When you throw away a bamboo toothbrush, the 100% bamboo handle is all-natural and over a short period of time, returns back to the earth.
But lets not just stop at toothbrushes, how about cotton swabs or floss... Yes, chances are, the floss you are using is made from plastic as well. Since we simply use and trow away items like floss and cotton swabs, we can make an impact by making the switch to biodegradable alternatives. The top products to help reduce your carbon footprint and make the most eco-friendly impact are the products we use and toss regularly, there is no need for these products to be made out of plastic.
Take a look at some of the top products we sell that you can use to make the most impact on the environment.
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