BEING KIND TO OUR WORLD
Did you know that 8 million tons of plastic goes into the ocean every year and yes that includes toothbrushes. Want to help this social cause by buying and supporting eco-friendly bamboo toothbrushes. What are the main reasons for buying bamboo other than plastic? Number one reason is they are biodegradable! The rate growth of bamboo is increasingly fast as sometimes reaching three feet in just one day. The best part of bamboo is it releases 30% more oxygen into the earth’s atmosphere and absorbs CO2. Want to check out more cool facts about bamboo, check out SoftSchools.
HOW MANY PLASTIC TOOTHBRUSHES ARE DISCARDED EVERY YEAR?
Over a billion toothbrushes are discarded alone in North America landfills every year. “These toothbrushes are made from a combination of plastic (made from crude oil) and rubber for the hand piece, nylon for the bristles, and a mix of plastic and cardboard for the packaging. Currently none of these items are biodegradable, therefore they remain in landfills indefinitely. Worse, they end up in our oceans and washed up on our beaches or consumed by marine life. If they are burnt, they release a combination of toxic and greenhouse gases” (Source: EcoPlanetBamboo)