30 Days to Zero Waste (Day 11: Use a Compostable Toothbrush)

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Did you know about 50 million pounds of toothbrushes get sent to the landfill each year? Crazy, right? A plastic toothbrush is just another disposable that we have been told that we need to use per marketing. This is another easy swap. When your current plastic toothbrush is just too worn out for teeth brushing, add it to your cleaning supplies, and get yourself a sustainable toothbrush like one made from bamboo! They work just as effectively as their wasteful, plastic counterparts and can be composted when they ware out.

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4 thoughts on “30 Days to Zero Waste (Day 11: Use a Compostable Toothbrush)

  1. This is a hard one for me because I use a mechanical toothbrush with rechargeable batteries. We made the switch cuz the replaceable heads are less plastic than replacing entire brush, I had never seen a bamboo brush before!

  2. One issue that I have been concerned about…They all say that the handle is compostable, but they don’t mention what to do with the bristles. I assume they aren’t compostable? So do you break the bristles off?

    • Correct, the bristles are nylon and will need to be pulled out before the handle is composted. Honestly though, old toothbrushes are amazing at cleaning. I keep old toothbrushes for a myriad of tasks. : )

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