Wednesday, January 21, 2009

How Green is Your Toothbrush?

Today, I came across a web site called Green Living Tips (, and read a posting about recycling toothbrushes. For some reason, this hadn't occurred to me before. According to the site, "over 25,000 tons of toothbrushes end up in landfill in America each year." Imagine if we all recycled our toothbrushes.

A comment on the posting alerted me to a company called Preserve that makes household items out
of completely recycled plastic. Everything they sell can also be recycled. If you purchase a toothbrush (right) from them, after using it you can send it back to Preserve and it will be re-possessed into plastic lumber.

You can see their products and other eco-friendly services here. You can also find some of their products at the Foragers Market (a green neighborhood market) in DUMBO or Target on Flatbush Ave.

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1 comment:

Jake said...

I think this is very interesting, and I like the concept. I think that at one point, everything we use should be able to be recycled.