003: What to Consider When Choosing A Toothbrush
July 21, 2020 by Jennifer Granemo
It’s standard to replace your toothbrush every three to four months. This is because, over time, the bristles wear down and no longer do their job correctly, sending you on the hunt for an update. There are a few different things to think about when choosing a toothbrush, including the material itself. At Happy Eco, plastic is out, and sustainable is in.
Think Sustainable When Choosing a Toothbrush
First of all, the material of the toothbrush is an essential consideration. When choosing a toothbrush, sustainable products impact not only the merchandise itself but also the packing and manufacturing processes. For instance, buying a plastic toothbrush comes with plastic packaging — covers, bags, etc. But when purchasing a sustainable toothbrush, such as a bamboo toothbrush, it more commonly comes in recyclable packaging with minimal or no plastic needed.
A sustainable toothbrush also typically follows a more eco-friendly manufacturing process. Other add-ons, like bamboo cases, for example, are also eco-friendly. So when it comes down to it, choosing a toothbrush isn’t just about one single purchase — it’s about the entire process and everything that comes with it.
Benefits of a Bamboo Toothbrush
Bamboo is an excellent material, and one of the best choices for the environment. Bamboo grows rapidly and is a renewable resource requiring no chemicals, pesticides, or fertilizer to thrive. Bamboo contains “Bamboo Kun,” which naturally makes it anti-bacterial. A bamboo toothbrush is an excellent choice for both your health and the environment.
Buying a sustainable toothbrush may not seem like a big deal, but it starts a small movement within yourself and your everyday choices. When we make one better decision, even if it’s a small one like choosing a toothbrush, it will encourage many more ethical decisions. Eventually, these choices become habits, and you won’t even realize that you’re making them — they just become a part of your daily routine!