“GREEN” TOOTHBRUSHES: TAKING A BITE OUT OF DENTAL PRODUCT WASTE
Did you know that approximately 450 million plastic toothbrushes, mostly non-biodegradable, are dumped into landfills nationally? Its a known fact (or maybe not) that landfills are designed to avoid degradation and will not break down toothbrushes and will mostly likely remain there for decades.
To combat these rising numbers, World Centric, a company known for creating a line of compostable products that are made from plants, have recently launched its first line of compostable toothbrushes and travel cases that are being released exclusively in the United States. These “Green” toothbrushes are made from a plant based resin called Ingeo, instead of the usual petroleum-based products of leading brands and they are designed to fully compost within 3 to 6 months when sent to a commercial composting facility.
An added plus, World Centric will send customers prepaid envelopes to return their outdated toothbrushes and cases. A handy notch between the head and the handle of the
toothbrush is designed to make it easy to break off prior to
sending it to the designated composting facility.
The 7 in. World Centric toothbrush and case comes in blue, green and orange and are available at natural grocery stores, some Whole Foods stores nationwide and
online at: www.worldcentric.org