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- Buy a toothbrush with a replaceable head.
- The Radius Source toothbrush features replaceable heads, which reduces 93% of toothbrush waste. And you can pick one up at your local Wegman's, Vitamin Shoppe, Target, Loblaw's or Whole Foods stores.
- Eco-DenT is another source for replaceable heads and you can find them in most retail locations (at least, that's what they say!)
- Norwex offers an amazing toothbrush with replaceable heads. While it is a bit more costly, each head lasts for 6 months! I'm going to buy one of these for myself and am looking forward to finding out if it is as good as it sounds. The bristles are made with silver-infused microfiber, which means the toothbrush self-sanitizes within a matter of hours after you brush your teeth. This means you won't keep re-infecting yourself if you're sick. And from what I read, it also means healthier gums and fresher breath. I'm all about that!
- Get a subscription -- a toothbrush subscription! Preserve offers a toothbrush subscription program where they send you a new toothbrush according to a schedule you set up. When you get your new toothbrush, you also get a mailer to send your old one back for recycling. This is a win-win situation, folks! Just think, maybe someday your very own toothbrush will end up back in your home in a recycled product!
Well, you got a bit more than you bargained for with today's 3Rs! What started out as a "what to do with your used toothbrush," became a plug for various products. But after doing the research, I just had to share. This is just one more way we can all do our part for the environment.
Keeping it out of the landfill,