Your Toothbrush is Causing More Pollution Than You Think

Rethink Your Toothbrush

When you take the first steps to living a more eco-friendly lifestyle, it can be overwhelming as your research reveals the true impact we, as a society, are making on the environment. Most of which… isn’t good. A red flag that first arose for me was the fact 8,000,000 metric tons of plastic are dumped into landfills and the ocean every year.

I realized I had to start making changes with the votes I cast everyday with the money I spend. It was at this point when I found a company reinventing the toothbrush to help solve the plastic problem with the help of Mao bamboo.

Introducing… ModestPlanet.

Using bamboo (100% biodegradable), recyclable bristles, and even the packaging will break down when added to your compost pile!

Let’s look at a quick overview of the benefits when choosing ModestPlant’s toothbrushes

  • Biodegradable bamboo handle
  • Compostable packaging
  • Bristles are BPA free nylon
  • Reduction in plastic that would end up in landfills or oceans
  • Decrease in pollution (helping the fight against global warming)

Having used ModestPlant’s brush for over a month now, it is still holding up great and has led to some interesting conversations with friends. A bamboo toothbrush!?!

Doing some extra research on the company for this post I realized that a portion of each purchase goes to 350.org, a renowned environmental organization aimed at raising awareness around Global Climate Change!

Want to learn more about ModestPlanet?

I have had the opportunity to speak with ModestPlanet’s founder, Vincent, an incredible guy looking to change the way we see toothbrushes and also the incredible benefits of choosing bamboo as a product. He has loaded up their site with some awesome information and videos.

Check them out here and don’t forget to brush your teeth!

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(What was your experience with bamboo products? Tell us in the comments)