Over the last couple of years, as a family we have been consciously trying to reduce Plastic waste in our household wherever we can. While reading about how I can reduce my plastic waste, I stumbled upon some alarming statistics. There are 5.25 trillion pieces of plastic debris in the ocean and an estimated 4 billion plastic microfibers per square kilometer litter in the deep sea. Australian statistics show that we dump 36,700 tonnes of plastic bags into our landfill every year. That equates to 4,000 bags a minute or 230,000 per hour. These statistics are alarming and as educated and environmentally conscious individuals we must all pledge to reduce our dependence on Plastic in our household. Australia and the world are undergoing a huge Landfill crisis.
Some key ways we have reduced our Plastic use in the kitchen is by buying fresh produce which does not come packed in cling film. Using glass jars and bottles to store spices and lentils in the pantry and also using glass boxes to store cooked meals in the fridge. Reusing glass juice bottles to store drinking water and not buying packaged bottled water and using re-usable steel portable mugs when busying coffee at the coffee shop. Using cloth bags to buy groceries and reusing them is the best way to stop plastic bags from reaching landfill and affecting our marine life.
4 reasons you should switch over to Boo Boo Bamboo Toothbrush
1) Toothbrush Waste Statistics and Landfill
It is estimated that in US over 850 million plastic toothbrushes reach landfill each year whereas in Australia 23 million plastic toothbrushes reach landfill each year. Plastic toothbrushes are the second largest plastic waste generated after plastic bags in India where more than 150 million plastic toothbrushes are thrown into the garbage every month. These Statistics were a real eye opener. A simple switch from Plastic toothbrushes to Boo Boo toothbrushes with 100 % Biodegradable handles would make a huge difference to reduce our Plastic footprint in the environment.
2) Bamboo is a natural and Renewable Alternative to Plastic
Bamboo is the fastest growing plant in the world and grows up to 60 centimetres a day. Bamboo is flexible and durable and hence a perfect alternative to plastic. It can be used to make toothbrushes, furniture and even fabric and kitchen utensils. Since it grows organically and rapidly it is an eco- friendly alternative to plastic. Boo Boo Toothbrushes are made using organically grown bamboo and is 100% Biodegradable and naturally antimicrobial.
3) Designed by Australian Mums
Supporting Australian small business is supporting the Australian Economy. Boo Boo Brush is designed by Australian Mums for Australian families. The design is monochrome and modern and will look fabulous in your bathroom. As recommended by Dentists the bristles are soft with a zigzag head for adult toothbrushes. The kids’ toothbrush has a flat head and soft bristles. I totally love the ergonomic handle that looks super chic. It comes neatly packaged in a black bamboo fabric packaging which has holders to hold the toothbrushes inside.
4) Delivered Straight to your Door
To order 100% Biodegradable Boo Boo Toothbrushes simply head to their website here and select a toothbrush for yourself and your family and they will be delivered straight to your door and shipping is absolutely free. Boo Boo Brush also offer a subscription service where you can select frequency of delivery from 1 month to 3 months and they will be delivered accordingly straight to your doorstep. That is such a fantastic service especially if you have young family as it’s hard to head to the shopping centre with the entourage in tow.
By switching over to Boo Boo Toothbrush let us make it the next big thing in a plastic free home. Let us pledge to avoid using plastic toothbrushes to reduce the Landfill Crisis that is being faced worldwide. Not only is this an easy switch for all of us, who are environmentally conscious individuals, but we are also supporting Australian owned business benefitting the Australian Economy as well. A simple switch from Plastic toothbrushes to Boo Boo toothbrushes with 100% Biodegradable handles would make a huge difference to reduce our Plastic footprint in the environment.
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