Matilda Martin brings us the first in her series of sustainable reviews. In this first instalment she tackles the bamboo toothbrush and why the plastic toothbrush should have no place in our bathrooms anymore.
Choose a toothbrush you can outlive
We’ve all been made aware of the damaging pollutive effects that our plastic products have on the environment. But have you ever stopped to consider the daily products and objects you use which will soon add to the problem? The toothbrush, a product all of us use each and everyday is a prime example.
In June, National Geographic wrote that ‘a billion toothbrushes will be thrown away in the U.S. this year’. The issue doesn’t stop there, ‘Many toothbrushes are unrecyclable, because the composite plastics most are now made of are difficult, if not impossible, to break apart efficiently.’
Lucky for us, there is an easy solution!
The humble plastic classic