According to Tears for Fears, an incredibly popular band in 1985, everybody wants to rule the world, but in 2020, it seems that just as many people are focused on changing the world, too. If changing the world seems like a momentous task for a single person and you aren’t sure where to start, buy a biodegradable bamboo toothbrush. You’ll feel good about your purchase, and it might just help you create an amazing mindset that really does change the world.
Why Should You Buy a Biodegradable Toothbrush?
A biodegradable toothbrush may not seem like a very good way to change the world but hear us out: it really is. Every year in the US alone, people throw away toothbrushes equal in weight to a fully-loaded cruise ship – passengers and all. If you’ve ever seen a cruise ship (or been on one, lucky you!), you know that’s a LOT of toothbrushes. Imagine a cruise ship built from toothbrushes, then imagine it sitting in a landfill somewhere for at least the next 1000 years. That is a startlingly accurate representation of the power a single toothbrush can have.
Buying a biodegradable toothbrush is the first step toward something much bigger, and if you buy a biodegradable toothbrush for everyone in your family of four, that’s four people. If each of those people convince two other people to buy biodegradable toothbrushes, that’s a total of 12 toothbrushes. You can see where this is going. A toothbrush is a simple, easy purchase that really does have the power to help clean up the planet, and the feeling you get from doing your part to keep the Earth clean is a powerful one.
One Choice Leads to Many
Once you realize just how simple it is to make a conscious decision to shy away from plastic toothbrushes and buy bamboo alternatives, you will realize how simple it is to apply that logic to other things in your life, too. Maybe you will become more conscious of the companies you do business with online and turn to ones that use bioplastics and other eco-friendly materials in their packaging. Maybe you’ll decide to start bringing your own reusable mug to Starbucks for your morning latte. Maybe you’ll even trade in your gas-guzzling truck for an electric car, too.
Each of these things – no matter how small they might seem to you at first – does influence the environment. Though parking your car is clearly better for the environment than buying a bamboo toothbrush, the effect it has on your mind is the same. There is no better feeling than knowing that you have used your wallet to vote for Planet Earth rather than tossing money at companies who care more about their profits than the environment they’re creating for their great-grandchildren, and when you start buying eco-friendly products, that’s exactly what you are doing. You are telling the biggest manufacturers in the world that you are only interested in products that are environmentally friendly.
Though Tears for Fears got it right when they said everyone wants to rule the world, these days, more people than ever before want to save the world. It all starts with something as simple as a toothbrush, because when you choose to turn your back on the big manufacturers who seem oblivious to the environment and instead buy from smaller companies focused on the big picture, that really does change everything.