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We use an awful lot of plastic toothbrushes worldwide. On average, we use one toothbrush for three months. And yet plastic toothbrushes are not at all recyclable. Fortunately, there are sustainable toothbrushes and other plastic free dental care products on the market today. In this article, we would like to tell you more about sustainable toothbrushes.
A sustainable toothbrush is a toothbrush that you can use for a longer period of time. Durable toothbrushes are, naturally, made of sustainable materials. Most sustainable toothbrushes are made of bamboo, but there are also toothbrushes made of other materials on the market. For example, recycled plastic, sugar cane, cellulose and or cornstarch.
Plastic toothbrushes are not biodegradable. That means they remain floating around our planet for hundreds of years. Over 11 million tonnes of plastic end up in the sea, rivers and other places every year. And that’s growing all the time. If you want to give the environment a helping hand, you can buy a zero waste toothbrush. After use, you can recycle the brush, compost it or throw it away. This is because the brush is biodegradable.
There are not only toothbrushes made of sustainable materials on the market. More and more sustainable toothpastes are also being sold, for example toothpaste tablets. These tablets do not come in plastic tubes. Moreover, they consist of natural ingredients that are good for your teeth as well as the environment. Also choose wooden or PLA toothpicks instead of plastic ones. Do you really want to brush your teeth zero waste? Then also remember to turn off the tap when you brush. You’d be surprised how many people leave the tap open while brushing. As a result, we waste a huge amount of water.
One of the most important things to look out for when choosing an eco-friendly toothbrush is the quality of the bristles. For instance, a good sustainable toothbrush is equipped with both soft and durable nylon bristles. The bristles should not contain chemicals such as BPA or other harmful substances. The handle should also be made of durable materials. Also, be sure not to forget to check how long the toothbrush will last.
At Fleeck, we sell a sustainable bamboo toothbrush. better for your teeth as well as the environment! For example, the toothbrush is equipped with charcoal infused bristles. Why are bamboo toothbrushes sustainable? This is because bamboo grows very quickly. As a result, bamboo will always be available. Moreover, chemicals or fertilisers are needed to produce bamboo. There are not only normal toothbrushes for sale. These days, for instance, there are also electric toothbrushes with an eco-friendly bamboo brush head.
Frequently asked questions
What is a sustainable toothbrush?
Sustainable toothbrushes are made of sustainable and natural materials such as bamboo or sugarcane. Moreover, sustainable toothbrushes are biodegradable, making them a lot better for the environment.
Why choose sustainable toothbrushes?
Anyone who wants to do their bit for a better climate should choose an eco-friendly toothbrush. Plastic toothbrushes are not biodegradable, which means they end up in nature. Plastic pollution has many harmful effects on animals and humans.
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