compostable bamboo toothbrush

Use Plastic Free July as a time to rethink the everyday plastic products we use in our lives. Here are some easy suggestions for the bathroom:

  • Try a toothbrush made of bamboo and silk dental floss that can be refilled in reusable containers. Toothpaste tablets come in a number of flavors to suite your taste, with fluoride or without. These can easily be purchased online.
  • Take out the plastic bottles that hold shampoos, conditioners, and soaps by replacing them with solid bar versions. ¬†They are increasingly available in stores and work well.
  • Cloth sanitary napkins snap onto underwear, and specialized period underwear¬† come with absorbent liners conveniently built in. Wash in your washing machine, rinse, and repeat. Also available are reusable menstrual cups that you insert like a tampon and rinse out.

Because we use personal products regularly over the course of a life time, going reusable has a great impact on the amount of waste you generate. Give them a try.

If you absolutely love liquid soaps…

Fulfilled Goods in Newton sells liquid refills for laundry detergent, dishwashing soap, shampoo, conditioner, hand wash, and moisturizing lotion. Just bring your clean jar or bottle for filling.

Also check out Plastic Free July for more tips on eliminating plastic from your life and sign up to join the Plastic Free Challenge.