Plastic Free July — habit shift #17
Posted July 17, 2022 at 9:29 pm by San Juan Update
Plastic Free Dental Care
A large amount of plastic waste entering into our natural surroundings and waterways are from dental care products: floss containers, floss, floss sticks and plastic toothbrushes. Here they will stay forever and are often mistakenly consumed by marine life causing great damage.
Choose to say “thanks, but no thanks” to the dental swag bags from the dentist. Switch to toothbrushes made from sustainable, compostable materials such as bamboo, which can be composted in backyard or industrial composting systems. Purchase a toothbrush with a replaceable head — there are bamboo options now — and eliminate the need to continually purchase a new plastic brush every few months. Finally, switch to natural, refillable dental lace sold in glass canisters instead of plastic.
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