World Centric is dedicated to making compostable products, of items that normally just get thrown into the trash. They make cups, plates, and food storage items out of annually-renewable plants that are non-toxic, require less energy to produce and are fully biodegradable. These products are helping to reduce the environmental pollution and toxicity caused by petroleum-based Styrofoam and plastics.
This fully-compostable toothbrush (except for the bristles) was better than expected! It came in a hard compostable and reusable plastic case that is great for keeping your toothbrush clean when traveling! The toothbrush felt like your everyday average toothbrush – even though it was made from corn instead of petroleum based plastics! Call me naïve, but I was expecting it to feel kind of grimy – not at all!
So how exactly is this toothbrush compostable? Well, I haven’t had it for long enough to use and compost it, but ideally it breaks down in six months in a commercial composting system. All you do is break off the head – there is a handy notch to help do this (remember, the bristles aren’t compostable) and compost it yourself or send it back with a prepaid label to have World Centric compost it for you! What a great system they have developed to make it easy to properly dispose of the brush!
Every year in the U.S. some 450 million plastic toothbrushes make their way to landfills nationally. So with small steps like this compostable toothbrush, we ALL can make a big impact.
So, if the fact this company is making great environmental strides and has a compostable tooth brush still wasn’t enough… they also give back to the earth in other ways. World Centric donates 25% of its before-tax profit to social and environmental grassroots organizations while simultaneously providing discounts to schools and non-profits. Overall. this is a great company to support if you want to be a part of creating a more sustainable world! Happy Earth Day!
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This Earth Day, grab your own World Centric compostable toothbrush! The 7-inch brush comes in blue, green and orange and sells for $4.55 and available at natural grocery stores, some Whole Foods stores nationwide and online at: www.worldcentric.org