Why you should switch to eco-friendly toothbrushes
Plastic-free awareness November 28, 2019
Some reasons why you should give up plastic toothbrushes and opt for a recyclable, sustainable, natural and eco-friendly bamboo toothbrush.
Here are some great reasons why you need to switch from plastic to natural, eco-friendly toothbrushes that are plastic-free, sustainable, and zero waste-free.
Did you know that your so-innocent-looking toothbrush, sitting innocently in your bathroom, is actually a culprit of environmental damage? There’s no way around it: brushing your teeth twice a day is a must, but using disposable plastic toothbrushes is not. Instead, opt for a plastic-free, natural, sustainable, eco-friendly toothbrush or a kids’ eco toothbrush made from bamboo or recyclable, eco-friendly, biodegradable materials.
Every year, people throw away billions of toothbrushes without a second thought and without thinking about where they end up in the trash.
Toothbrushes are mostly made of plastics such as polyethylene and polypropylene. Although some of them are recyclable, in most cases they just end up in the residual waste, landfill or incinerator. If they end up in landfills, it would take about 400 to 500 years for them to decompose. And even then, they would lead to microplastics polluting the earth and water and being eaten by wildlife.
But this microplastic is not just bad for the planet and wildlife, it’s bad for you, too. A large amount of these tiny plastic particles have contaminated sea salt around the world and are finding their way into our food chain. Plastic toothbrushes also contain phthalates, which have been linked to a number of unpleasant health problems that you should avoid at all costs.
On top of that, the raw materials used to make these plastic toothbrushes are derived from rubber and petroleum, which means that a lot of harmful byproducts and chemical pollutants are released into the environment throughout the process.
But there is another eco-friendly, natural and sustainable solution. We have put together a great selection of natural, sustainable eco toothbrushes made from bamboo and natural beech wood and with bristles made from castor oil and nylon bristles. Choose an eco-friendly toothbrush that is either recyclable, biodegradable or compostable. Not only will this benefit your health, but it will also benefit the health of the planet. These eco-friendly toothbrushes clean your teeth just as well as traditional brushes. Look for an eco-friendly toothbrush that comes in a variety of bristle strengths and even comes in smaller sizes for kids and larger sizes for adults so you can buy a natural, recyclable, eco-friendly bamboo toothbrush for the whole family!
The only real difference between these eco toothbrushes and the ones you buy at the supermarket is that they are safe, sustainable, eco-friendly, natural, vegan, BPA-free, biodegradable, and come in plastic-free packaging.