Most toothbrushes sold today are made partly or entirely of plastic. There are alternatives however to plastic however including compostable, recyclable (or made with recycled materials), and those with replaceable heads.
WOO BAMBOO Two Slim Bamboo Toothbrushes (one pictured), $7.90;
RADIUS The Source Replaceable Head Toothbrush, $6.36;
BOGOBRUSH Naked biodegradable brush, $14.25;
As toothbrushes get replaced on average 4-6 times a year, this means that tonnes of plastic end up in the landfill. Try these ideas to reuse your old toothbrush.
1/ Plant Labels
Use the handle of a wooden, plastic or bamboo toothbrush to identify plants.
2/ Household Clean-Up
Reuse old toothbrushes for cleaning around the house (just keep one in each location).
Toddlers love painting with old toothbrushes! You can also use the bristles for stamping patterns.
Keep nails soft and clean by gently rubbing with a toothbrush.
Use a gentle circular motion to exfoliate lips with a cleaned toothbrush.
Want more healthy living? This original article first appeared in the Fall 2016 issue of City Style and Living Magazine.
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