Recycling: Uses for Toothbrushes

by Jason 6/27/2013 8:00 AM

You should replace your toothbrush every 3-4 months. That means you’re getting rid of 3-4 toothbrushes every year. Go green with your routine - your dental care routine that is.

There are plenty of ways you can recycle (or reuse) your old toothbrush. If your community offers #5 plastic recycling, there are toothbrushes you can purchase that are OK to throw in your recycle bin.

If not, there are many other uses for your old toothbrush. You can use them to help clean items around the house. Have you ever tried to clean jewelry with a toothbrush? GENIUS!

For a fun craft project for you and your kids, old toothbrushes can be made into children’s bracelets by boiling them in water, removing the bristles and shaping them. You can find complete instructions on how to do this here.

If crafts and cleaning aren’t your cup of tea, buy biodegradable toothbrushes. This way you can throw away your toothbrush without worrying about it living in a landfill forever.  By taking small steps to green your daily routine, you can make a difference and help save our beautiful planet!

Do you have any other suggestions for going green? Leave them in the comments below.

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