Quick Hit: Can I Recycle My Toothbrush?

The other day, I realized it was time for me to replace my toothbrush. This got me to thinking: Is my toothbrush recyclable?

I honestly had never thought about this. I did a little bit of research and it seems like the answer to my question is a big-fat no. My Oral-B toothbrush is not recyclable. However, there are toothbrushes made out of recyclable materials and that can be recycled themselves.

I’ve got to do a bit of research on this. My dentist actually recommended the Sonicare electric toothbrush. I used to have the Oral-B plaque remover and loved it, but how environmentally and financially sound are they?

Do you recycle your toothbrush? If so, what brand are you using?

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One Response to Quick Hit: Can I Recycle My Toothbrush?

  1. recycle says:

    Thank you for blogging about this. Something else that reminds of reusing things to preserve the environment is this video I saw on YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I95e9PdjOyI. You should check it out.

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