lørdag den 22. august 2015

First Step To Zero Waste - Get A New Toothbrush

We decided that our first blog post should be a zero waste tip!

Today we are looking at the toothbrush, something pretty much everyone
all over the world use every day. These are 99% of the time made by plastic.

Here's 4 quick reasons why plastic is bad:

1. There is a lot of it.
According to a study by the Ocean Conservatory in 2015, plastic bags came in second to discarded cigarette butts as the most-identified type of trash.
2. Rampant waste.
Items like plastic packaging, bags and bottles are thrown away every day, and end up in trash sites as well as in forests, creeks, rivers, seas, and oceans around the world. 

3. Doesn't break down.
Plastic is not biodegradable, but photodegradable. And in reality, most plastic does not ever disappear, but becomes long-lasting "plastic dust". 

4. Danger to aquatic life.
Every square mile of ocean has 46,000 pieces of plastic floating in it. That is why over a million sea birds, whales, seals, dolphins, sea turtles, and so on die from plastic debris that ends up in our oceans and seas. 
(Read the rest of the article on: Creeklife

So here's our advise to you: 

The next time your plastic toothbrush is ready to be replaced with a new one, invest in a toothbrush that isn't made out of plastic.
Here's some of the options we would recommend: 

This toothbrush is from: Ecobamboo is made out of bamboo, it's 100% vegan. The bamboo is brought from private farmers, so it's not taken from the bamboo pandas eat. It's a great alternative for the plastic toothbrush.
This is an alternative to the first bamboo toothbrush, it's from: Ecovik.com. It's basically the same concept, so you can choose the one which is located closest to you, are the cheapest one, that's your decision.
And the last option that we have found online is this one from: Hydrophil. Still the same concept, this shops is located in Germany. 

We really hope you liked our first blog post, and will consider purchasing a bamboo toothbrush when your current one needs a replacement. It might not feel like a big change, but imagine if everyone on earth changed their plastic toothbrushes! it would make a big difference! 

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