This article is going to be short and sweet. No beating around the bush here.
I’m going to answer a couple questions about traditional electric toothbrushes, then get to the nitty gritty and talk about more environmentally friendly electric toothbrush options.
Are electric toothbrushes environmentally friendly?
No, they are not. Electric toothbrushes are not recyclable so every time you replace the head or handle, they end up in the trash and ultimately in the landfill.
How do you dispose of an electric toothbrush?
Unfortunately, you have to throw them out in the trash.
Environmentally Friendly Options
As you can tell by the title, there are two main environmentally friendly toothbrushes to choose from.
When it comes to ecofriendly electric toothbrush heads, Georganics is about as eco-friendly as it gets.
- Utilizes sonic technology
- Packaged in plastic-free cardboard box
- Zero to Landfill recycling plan
- Simply send your used toothbrush heads (at least 10 at a time) back to Georganics in the mail for FREE, where they are recycled, keeping them out of the landfill
- You can also send the handle back using this program when its lifespan has elapsed
This is a really cool environmentally friendly electric toothbrush. First of all, I love the sleek look of it. Never thought I’d comment about how cool a toothbrush looks, but here I am.
- A single charge lasts 365 days
- Utilizes sonic pulse technology
- Head needs to be replaced just once a year
One downside, it is made from silicone which is petroleum-free, but the jury is still out on the safety-ness of it.
So there you have it. The two best ecofriendly toothbrushes of 2020. Click on the links to do a little more digging for yourself but ultimately the choice is yours on how you keep your teeth pearly white.
Do you currently use an electric toothbrush? I still keep it simple with bamboo. Let me know how you keep your teeth clean in the comments below.
Cheers, and have an awesome day!