A few years back I started buying wood toothbrushes with natural bristles. I like them fairly well but I didn’t feel quite right about using wood for such a disposable item. Then I happened upon Preserve Toothbrushes at Whole Foods and my whole family has been using them ever since.
The Preserve Toothbrush is made from recycled yogurt cups which is actually a BIG eco boost because most recycling centers will not recycle open mouth containers like yogurt cups…so they go in the landfill. Preserve has opted to use them to make their wonderful toothbrush and their popular razor. I was only too happy to support a company like that.
Also, when you are finished with your toothbrush..don’t throw it away. Go the Preserve web site and print a postage paid label and ship it back to them so it can be recycled again!
The BEST part of all this though is that they are affordable. You can buy them at any Target store for only $2.04. That is comparable to the mainstream and not-so eco friendly toothbrushes and better than any other price for Preserve I have yet seen. They come in lots of groovy colors and my family loves them. And if your kids NEED to have a more cutesy version they have a Preserve Jr. Toothbrush too.
Mom Central also has some printable coupons for a $1 off a purchase of two toothbrushes. Happy brushing!