Can You Recycle Your Toothbrush?

Toothbrushes comprise of materials that are very resilient to decomposition.  Thus, they contribute to a remarkable amount of waste.  If there are nearly 4.7 billion plastic toothbrushes manufactured each year, imagine how many toothbrushes are tossed into landfills or make their way into our oceans and waterways.

How many of those toothbrushes could pave a road or build skyscrapers?  How many houses of toothbrushes could we create from 4.7 billion?  If I had a dime for each brush…

The volume is preposterous.

Could we build a bridge from San Francisco to Japan out of toothbrushes?  One begins to wonder.  Is it necessary to make toothbrushes out of plastic?  NOPE!
One can brush with Bamboo.  They also have bamboo straws.



There’s another slick-looking, bamboo toothbrush here.





There are also a variety of recyclable and recycled plastic tooth brushes.


The handle is made from polypropylene, which was recycled from Stonyfield Farm yogurt cups.  These are available at Trader Joe’s.





There are also suave, hi-tech toothbrushes with USB drives, which would make a great Valentine’s Day present for your tech-enthusiast sweetheart.  Compliments of Goodwell & Company