Australia has a population of over 23 million people.
If every citizen uses only one toothbrush each year - a conservative estimate - Australia’s 23 million toothbrushes would amount to about 350 tonnes of landfill waste annually. On a global scale, the world population of well over 7 billion people will generate over 100,000 tonnes of toothbrush waste if every individual were to use only one toothbrush each year.
Toothbrushes are part of the plastic waste problem. To "close the loop" on the plastics we put in our recycling bins, it is necessary to create a market for the recycled plastic. One solution that I have come across is this toothbrush. The handle is made with 100% recycled food grade plastic. The bristles are plant derived and it comes packaged in 100% recycled cardboard packaging. Better for the environment.
Also, on special this week at Woolworths, link below. Used toothbrushes can be recycled through Terracycle. Save yours and there will be a collection at Merici next year.
Colgate RecyClean Soft Manual Toothbrush handle is made with 100% recycled food grade plastic. Designed for deep cleaning, with a compact head and plant derived bristles.
Look after your smile and the planet at the same time with the Colgate RecyClean Medium Bristles Toothbrush. Colgate RecyClean Medium Manual Toothbrush handle is made with 100% recycled food grade plastic.