Why You Should Use A Bamboo Toothbrush (And Forget Your Plastic One)
Every year in the United States roughly a billion plastic toothbrushes are trashed and left to waste away. This means that every year 50,000,000 pounds of plastic are sent to landfills for a single product by a single country.
The effects of all this plastic are not something to take lightly.
As climate change takes a stronger hold on the planet, it has become essential that we take better care of our environment by limiting pollution through alternating to more eco-friendly methods of living.
The Plastic Problem
Plastic requires natural resources such as crude oil, natural gas, and coal to manufacture. Not only does the process of extracting these resources create massive amounts of pollution and disrupt ecosystems, but the resources themselves are not renewable and thus cannot be relied upon long-term.
Once the plastic is no longer recyclable, it goes into a landfill where it will remain for 500+ years due to its inability to decompose properly.
On the other hand, bamboo is a plant and thus renewable, but don’t worry about bamboo taking too long to grow as it’s one of the world’s fastest-growing plants (up to 3 feet of growth in a single day!).
The process of growing and extracting the bamboo creates virtually no pollution compared to the oil rigs and gas drills that create plastics. And once your bamboo is no longer good, rather than becoming waste, it can simply be placed back into the Earth’s soil due to its biodegradable nature.
By buying a bamboo toothbrush, you not only stop the production of a plastic product, but you also help to create a business incentive to stop producing plastics and start growing more bamboo.
Where Can I Buy A Bamboo Toothbrush?
The Earth Store is an eCommerce business that sells bamboo toothbrushes and donates a portion of profits toward environmental organizations to help create a safer world for tomorrow.
And don’t worry about the pollution caused by shipping; we track those carbon emissions and have a fund set up to offset them.
Next time you go shopping for toothbrushes consider buying a bamboo toothbrush instead of the harmful plastic ones; your decision can help save the world from climate change.
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