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It's Just One Toothbrush.... Why Bamboo Is Better

July 25, 2019

If 327.2 million people change their toothbrush every three months, we are putting 1,308,800,000 toothbrushes in landfills each year. That's over ONE BILLION toothbrushes that will end up in a landfill in the United States alone. 

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The Truth About Recycling

The Truth About Recycling

July 21, 2019

  • Over the last ten years, we have produced more plastic than during the whole of the last century.
  • 50 percent of the plastic we use, we use just once and throw away.
  • The average American throws away approximately 185 pounds of plastic per year.
  • It takes 500-1,000 years for plastic to degrade.
  • Plastic constitutes approximately 90 percent of all trash floating on the ocean's surface, with 46,000 pieces of plastic per square mile.
  • One million sea birds and 100,000 marine mammals are killed annually from plastic in our oceans.
  • The EPA estimates that 75% of the American waste stream is recyclable, but we only recycle about 30% of it.

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