Zero Waste Challenge – Compostable Toothbrush |Did you know about 50 million pounds of toothbrushes get sent to the landfill each year?
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 plastic counterparts and can be composted when they wear out.
For those of you who use an electric toothbrush, I’m not going to suggest getting rid of it. Use it until it wears out.
There are a few recycling options for the disposable heads. Some participating Whole Foods may have a recycling drop off, @terracycle participates and some brands like Oral B offer recycling options.
For a more sustainable electric toothbrush, check out Georganics.
Also, if getting a more sustainable toothbrush isn’t an option, take care of the one you have.
Use it until it NEEDS to be replaced. I’m not convinced that we should be replacing our toothbrushes every 3 months or after we are sick. Seems silly to me. Just sterilize them in boiling water periodically.
What do you think? Is this something you’d like to try?
For more swap Ideas check out: The Ultimate List of Zero Waste Swaps