Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Easy, Genius, Sustainability

There are some things I am bad about.  For instance, buying new toothbrushes.  Precisely will actually go ahead and throw mine out because, as he says, "there's no way those bristles are even doing anything anymore."  And then I feel like a child, albeit being grateful for the forcible reminder to get a new damn toothbrush.

Yesterday, I had lunch with a friend, and we were talking recycling (because this is what I do now) and she told me about one of the most awesome products ever.

There is a company called Preserve Products, that make goods from recyclable materials which is awesome in and of itself.

Even more awesome, is that one of these products are toothbrushes.

But wait.  It gets better. Not only are the toothbrushes made from recyclable materials, BUT when you buy them, the packaging they come in also doubles as a shipping envelope so you can send it back to Preserve when you're done, and they turn your old toothbrush into a park bench!!

I have never recycled my toothbrushes before. Never even thought about it.

AND THE MOST AMAZING, AWESOME, INCREDIBLE PART OF IT ALL, is that they have a toothbrush subscription service.  Meaning, that for the price of approximately 4 lattes, I will have a new toothbrush delivered to me every 3 months, and I will send the old toothbrush back, so that it can become part of a park bench.

Every single thing about this makes me so happy.


  1. This is awesome. That's all I have to say.

    1. Danikka I'm so glad you are as excited about recycled tooth-brushes as I am!