When it comes to making changes in your everyday life the hardest part is breaking the habits, we’ve spent so many years perfecting. The good news is unlike pesky habits such as biting your nails or leaving an empty toilet roll out, everyday routine habits such as brushing your teeth are easy to change and implementing waste free swaps are especially simple with the help of BLAEK Store.
When starting your waste free journey, we always suggest picking one room in your house, and this month’s sustainable swap begins in the bathroom. There are so many opportunities in this room to swap out single use products for more environmentally friendly options. I recommend starting with your dental hygiene, this is not only about reducing your use of plastic, but also the plastic we are putting in our mouth and let’s be real probably plastic we are ingesting each time we brush our teeth.
Let’s keep it simple and start with our trusty toothbrush. It is said that every year 30 million plastic toothbrushes are dumped in landfill in Australia alone, and there is a 99% chance you’re running one of these brightly coloured plastic sticks with the comfy rubber grips from our friends at Colgate or you could be a bit fancier and have an Oral B electric toothbrush sitting on your bathroom vanity on continuous charge. These are the two brands and styles of toothbrush that have dominated our morning and night routine since the dawn of time, we’re here to take you on a journey and be a part of the solution.
I want to introduce you to our friends at NFco who have created our favourite bio toothbrush made from non-GMO cornstarch with BPA free recyclable bristles. Unlike other bio toothbrushes the NFCo will stand the test of time under water and not produce any dampness or mould in between brushes. When it comes to choosing a bio brush it’s the bristles that have not yet been perfected, you can find bio-based bristles however they are soft and wear down faster than the 3-month recommended changeover period, so in order to keep your pearly whites shining bright for longer and your dentist happy we opt for BPA free bristles. We’ve got some chic colours to match any décor including black, light pink, mint and grey. Disposing of your bio-brush is as simple as snap and separate. Snap the head off, compost the handle and send your head straight to us at BLAEK Store for proper recycling. If you want to go the extra mile and be crowned eco-warrior of the year you can pull out the bristles and throw the entire toothbrush into the compost and send the bristles to us or if you don’t have access to a compost, you can send us the toothbrush and we’ll take care of the rest.
A bio-based toothbrush is an excellent start but if you really want to up the ante then ditching your toxic toothpaste tube is next on the list. Enter, the toothpaste tablet, I know what you’re thinking, this is ridiculous and sounds like a product straight out of the Jetsons but there are a multitude of reasons why switching to a natural alternative is better for both you and the planet. Natural toothpaste like our Mint Crush and Brush Toothpaste Tabs are paraben free using ingredients such as natural cocoyl derived from coconuts, this gives the foaming sensation everyone associates with clean teeth as well as using natural xylitol from birch trees to replace fluoride. Let’s not forget they are packaged plastic free in a reusable glass jar but if you ask me the BEST features are that there is no sticky mess and clogging like you get with your regular toothpaste tube and none of that frustration trying to squeeze out the last few bits onto your brush. You simply pop a tablet in your mouth, crush it up with your teeth and start brushing, it’s clean, simple, and easy. What more could you want!
We understand it is overwhelming making changes to your everyday life and that’s why we’re here to help. We’ve done years of research, trialled multiple brushes and crushed all the toothpaste tabs out there and we’ve got the perfect combo for you. The best part is at BLAEK Store we make the switcharoo so easy with our used dental hygiene recycling program. Simply pop into store or head online to recycle your old and used plastic brushes and toothpaste tubes then simply replace with our Bio-brushes and toothpaste tabs and you’re on your way to a sustainable and planet friendly life at the sink.
Hot Tip: We reward YOU for doing good, each time you recycle through us online you receive a gift voucher for 15% off to spend in store or online.
Every time you Crush and Brush with us you could be diverting waste from landfill, what are you waiting for?!
Make the easy swap today, save money, save the planet and prioritise your health HERE