I was browsing at http://www.reusablebags.com (amazing to watch their plastic bag ticker....over 141 billion plastic bags consumed this year - ugh!) for some type of reusable straw to carry along for restaurant visits when I got sidetracked noticing some new eco-friendly toothbrushes they are selling: Eco-Dent TerrAdent Replaceable Head Toothbrush.
I was immediately interested because I have recently purchased the Preserve toothbrushes that can be sent back for recycling (which we have been pretty happy with, except for JD's which keeps losing bristles...probably because he BITES his toothbrush!), but reading some literature at the Eco-Dent site has made me think they are on to something. They have an article called 'Lone Ranger Recycling' that is very interesting. I wish it were from a more impartial source, but what they are saying seems to make sense:
Before I found Preserve, we saved all of our toothbrushes for cleaning and to use as paintbrushes, but they will ultimately end up in a landfill.
Anyway, I noticed that they also sell dental floss in some type of recyclable cardboard packaging...which is exactly what I've been looking for - a less wasteful dental floss! (I still wish someone would sell it in larger family-size quantities, though).
So this company has me pretty intrigued. I will probably make a few purchases when our Preserve brushes are all used up.
You can check them out here: http://www.eco-dent.com/
And for you Oprah fans, according to their website, Oprah even uses their products! :)
What eco-friendly toothcare habits can you share? Keep smiling! :)