If you want to do your part to help the environment but buying an electric vehicle or installing solar panels simply isn’t feasible yet, there are dozens (if not hundreds) of small things you can do to be more eco-conscious. One of the simplest and most effective ways to do your part is to use an eco-friendly toothbrush, and we’ve given you five important reasons why below.
#1 – It Reduces Plastic Consumption
If there’s one thing that everyone should be more aware of in today’s day and age, it’s the amount of plastic they use and throw away on a daily basis. Single-use plastic is still an epidemic in North America; every single day, thousands upon thousands of plastic products find their way into landfills, where they will remain for hundreds of years. Replacing your plastic toothbrush with an eco-friendly bamboo alternative is just one of many ways to reduce your contribution to the plastic problem.
#2 – It’s Naturally Antibacterial
Despite common belief, bamboo is not a type of wood. Rather, it’s a very specific type of grass that has evolved to grow taller and stronger than the stuff you find in your front lawn. It’s also a rather magical grass since it has a natural barricade against bacteria; most bugs and bacteria that try to call a bamboo stalk home are immediately eradicated. When it comes to your toothbrush, these antibacterial properties are even more important!
#3 – It’s Aesthetic
Although you probably don’t think much about the appearance of your toothbrush and whether or not it clashes with your home decor, the truth is that a bamboo toothbrush looks nice in any room. The simple and lightweight design complements virtually any color, texture, or pattern.
#4 – Eco-Friendly Toothbrushes are Biodegradable
Have you ever stopped to think about what happens to a plastic toothbrush when you throw it into the garbage can? Plastic lasts for hundreds or even thousands of years, so there’s a good chance that a plastic toothbrush your grandparents used in the 50s is still in a landfill somewhere intact. When you choose to purchase eco-friendly alternatives, you can rest assured that the materials are biodegradable – and in some cases, they’re recyclable, too!
WooBamboo is the World’s First Certified Plastic Negative Oral Care Brand! This means with your help – we’re helping to reverse the globe’s plastic pollution problem! Through our partnership with rePurpose Global, every WooBamboo product purchased helps fund the removal of plastic waste from highly polluted environments all around the globe.
#5 – You’ll Feel Better about Your Choices as a Consumer
Aside from helping the planet and naturally eradicating bad bacteria, an eco-friendly toothbrush has yet another inherent benefit that simply cannot be ignored. When you buy these products for your family, you will feel better about the choices you make as a consumer. After all, consumers have all the power; companies won’t make products that consumers refuse to buy. The more eco-friendly toothbrushes (and other products) you purchase, the better you will feel about yourself, and the more conscious manufacturers become.
If you think your toothbrush is no big deal in the grand scheme of things, it’s important to remember that we all have to start somewhere when it comes to cleaning up and protecting our planet. When consumers make eco-friendly choices over and over, and when they convince friends and family to do the same, those small changes add up over time and they really do make a difference.
Make the switch!!