How Changing Your Toothbrush Can Positively Impact the Environment

How Changing Your Toothbrush Can Positively Impact the Environment

According to this piece found on the British Dental Association website, in the UK, we throw away around 200 million plastic toothbrushes every year.  That is a huge number and worryingly, as it takes 400 years for each to compost, that means the already enormous landfill just keeps on getting bigger and more poisonous gasses pollute the air that we breathe.  It’s not just humans that suffer, it’s animals, birds, and marine life too.  Fish and other sea life are choking on the plastic that floats in the ocean, some species are almost extinct because of the amount of pollution found in the sea.  As humans, we have a responsibility to look after other species too, not just ourselves.

How Changing Your Toothbrush Can Positively Impact the Environment

A Small Act of Kindness for the Environment

While keeping your teeth clean and having nice, fresh breath is obviously of enormous importance, perhaps it’s time to focus on what can be done to quite literally, clean up toothbrushes!  The world needs Eco Bath London’s help, and if you do just one, small act of kindness for the environment this week, make it changing over your toothbrush to something far more eco-friendly.  Here’s another fact to focus on, on average, you will use 300 toothbrushes in your lifetime, it’s time to make a positive change!

How Changing Your Toothbrush Can Positively Impact the Environment

Plastic Toothbrushes Do Not Naturally Decompose

Plastic toothbrushes are made up of several different types of plastics, including polypropylene nylon bristles.  Being manmade, that means they don’t naturally decompose and it’s difficult to recycle most of these plastics.  In fact, the handle cannot be recycled at all. Don’t think an electric toothbrush is any better!  While it might last longer, those bristled areas still need to be replaced regularly and they are not recyclable just like their plastic friends.  The body of electric toothbrushes is made up of plastic and even worse, the rechargeable batteries leak toxins into the environment when they eventually wear out.

How Changing Your Toothbrush Can Positively Impact the Environment

Bamboo Toothbrushes Take Six Months to Compost

The Eco Bath London Bamboo Toothbrush is the perfect dental care product.  Not only will it polish up your pearly whites, so you have a gleaming smile, it won’t leave a nasty trail of destruction in its wake when you decide you need to replace yours and you throw it away.  Complete with really gentle bristles, you won’t scrub away your enamel and neither will you aggravate your gums.  Our Bamboo Toothbrush also comes with its own Bamboo tube holder, so it has its own special storage, meaning it’s protected from germs lurking in the atmosphere.  All of our bamboo products are sustainable and biodegradable so when your toothbrush eventually does wear out, it won’t pollute the environment.  A bamboo toothbrush takes approximately six months to compost – so really, it is a superb alternative.

Eco Bath London wants to encourage everyone to turn their dental routine green, while still protecting the health of your teeth and gums.  Click here to shop our sustainable Bamboo Toothbrush today.

 

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