What do you suppose is the best way to help save the planet from pollution, waste, and climate change?
Every day, people feel guilty about the amount of plastic they’re using, from plastic toothbrushes to plastic bags to plastic water bottles. But, there’s an easy way to reduce your waste.
The first thing most of us touch in the morning is a plastic toothbrush: something that is such an integral part of our lives yet so harmful to the environment. We’ve grown up with plastic toothbrushes and toothpaste. Change can be uncomfortable and may take some time to getting used to, like remembering to bring reusable bags to the grocery store or to switching to plastic-free toothpaste tablets.
Eventually, the guilt begins to build and build. As the plastic bags start to pile up under the sink from grocery store runs, you feel like there’s something more you can be doing. As you begin to collect plastic bottles and containers in the trash unintentionally, you realize how big your footprint is.
When you throw away yet another plastic toothbrush in the bin, you know where it will end up: unrecycled and in landfills like all the other plastic waste that we have build up over the past years.
What is one small change you could make? How about switching your plastic toothbrush to a bamboo one? Committing to one sustainable step every week or month (or even better, every day) makes a significant impact. They can range from big changes, like flying less or taking the bike instead of the car. However, it’s the small changes in our every day lives that make a big impact as well. Using a bamboo toothbrush is one simple step you can take to reduce our plastic consumption.
This daily reminder sitting on your sink will be more than just a toothbrush. Instead, a knowledge that you are doing your part, and are working towards a plastic-free future! The guilt will start to ease, and your idea about plastics will begin to change.
But why choose our toothbrushes instead of say, Colgate? The Bamboovement’s toothbrushes are natural and sustainable, made out of MOSO bamboo that grows up to a meter a day! Not only that, but the bristles are free of crude oil, made out of Nylon 610, which, while not recyclable also doesn’t contain any crude oil but castor oil instead. A plant-based oil with a significant lower carbon footprint than crude oil.
Using bamboo toothbrushes is both a great way to live a zero-waste lifestyle as well as help the environment! Did you know for every toothbrush sale, we donate $1 to the World Wildlife Fund?
Let’s turn to the experts. According to the American Dental Association, you should buy a new toothbrush every 3 months. With 740 million people living in Europe, this means almost four billion toothbrushes each YEAR!
If we apply that to an individual, that’s 300 toothbrushes in a lifetime. Now, imagine saving that amount of plastic and reducing that amount of waste, just by buying a bamboo toothbrush. Sounds like a good idea, right?
On orders above €25,- you receive a free bamboo toothbrush! Head over to our shop to check out all of our toothbrush designs and buy one today!