The Plastic Pollution Crisis
There’s no denying that plastic, whether in the form of product packaging or otherwise, is everywhere! But it’s not until you consciously make an effort to minimise your single-waste plastic consumption or go zero-waste completely that you realise how much we use across an average day, week, month, or year. Yes, recycling helps but it isn’t enough to combat the huge problem that is plastic pollution. What we really need to be doing at the very least, is switching to products with biodegradable product packaging and making as many ethical swaps as possible, before then recycling the remainder of the plastic we use. Unfortunately, not all plastic is recycled. Unlike other materials, plastic if not recycled, doesn’t break down and therefore sits in landfills, in our oceans and elsewhere forever. Cutting down on the amount of single-waste plastic that enters our homes and offices is one of the first, most important steps we should all be taking right now.
Reducing Plastic Waste While Maintaining Good Oral Hygiene
It can be easy to overlook the items we use on a daily basis, but these are often the items that are responsible for increasing our domestic carbon footprint. Seeing that I have teamed up with Brushd. to focus on eco-friendly dental care, let’s turn our attention to plastic waste produced from the dental products we use. Adequate oral hygiene requires the use of tooth floss, a tooth brush, toothpaste and mouthwash at minimum. While this is a great way of maintaining good oral health, the waste accumulated from all of these single-use products is dreadful for our planet. Dental floss comes in a plastic box and the floss itself is often coated in plastic. Toothpaste comes in a plastic tube. Toothbrushes are most often made from plastic and come in plastic and cardboard packaging which is difficult to recycle. And mouthwash comes in a plastic bottle. Talking about toothbrushes alone, let’s say that each of us gets through 4 toothbrushes each year. That’s 320 per person in a lifetime. Currently, there are approximately 67 million people living in the UK, which means based on these facts, 268 million toothbrushes are sent to landfills each year in the UK alone! If all of us were to make the effortless switch over to eco-friendly alternatives, imagine the difference we could make!?
Brushd. is an eco-friendly dental care brand offering a complete range of products that decrease our plastic pollution without compromising on your oral health. In my opinion, after careful examination of their products and the way in which they operate – I feel that they have thought of everything. Brushd. offers a range of products to cater to your daily dental care routine. As well as offering high quality biodegradable bamboo toothbrush with charcoal infused bristles, Brushd. also offer toothbrush heads for electric toothbrushes too. Below you will find a list of the products I received and tested. It is clear to see how most of these items could be recycled or how they’re biodegradable, but what about the electric toothbrush heads? Well when sending out your order of electric toothbrush heads, Brushd. helpfully adds in pre-paid eco-friendly envelopes so that you can return your old brush heads and they will take care of the rest. What a great service is that!?
I received and tested the following items:
- Bamboo toothbrush with charcoal infused bristles.
- Toothpaste Tablets (Fluoride-free)
- Dental Supplements
- Mouthwash tablets
- Interdental Brushes
- Electric toothbrush heads.
- Natural Corn Dental Floss
- Available both with fluoride and fluoride-free
- Helps reduce plastic pollution
- Great for travel
- Corn Based
- Mint Flavoured
- Helps reduce plastic pollution
- Vegan formulation
- Promotes good oral care
Electric toothbrush heads
- Our electric toothbrushes are compatible with oral-b electric toothbrushes
- Charcoal infused bristles
- Every order comes with a pre-paid mailer bag so that when the brushes come to the end of their life, they can be sent back to us and recycled correctly.
- Prepaid mailer bag is a plant based bag and is compostable.
I am really impressed with the products I was sent to test. I’d already swapped over parts of my dental hygiene kit prior to working with Brushd. but now I see how simple it is to make a complete switch to a completely eco-friendly dental care routine, without sacrificing oral health! Will you make the switch?
Visit the website: https://brushd.co.uk
#GIFTED – these items were kindly gifted by Brushd. but all opinions are my own.