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Preserve Powered by Yogurt Cups: Eco Friendly Toothbrushes

If you follow Kim from Sunny Mother Nature you may have seen her YouTube video in which she recommended a Preserve recycled plastic toothbrush.  I was intrigued and started to see if we had an equivalent company in the UK. I ended up discovering that Preserve are available here and they were under my nose the whole time.

Preserve Powered by Yogurt Cups Eco Friendly Toothbrushes

Preserve Toothbrushes are made in the USA.  The bristles are new but the handle is made from recycled yoghurt pots.  They are BPA free and recyclable when you are finished with them.  The Company offers a recycling scheme should your local service not accept the plastic. I did wondered how this would work from in the UK but I did some research and there is a scheme over here.

I want to recycle my Preserve toothbrush in the UK? - Our distribution partner in the UK accepts Preserve toothbrushes and packaging for recycling. The address is: Kinetic, PO BOX 64350, London, NW6 9NZ.

Another great fact about the toothbrush is "We consulted closely with dental professionals to create a toothbrush that gets your teeth cleaner but minimizes your impact on the environment."

It would be nice to find a UK company offering a similar toothbrush.  I say this because (and I am guessing) some may argue that the carbon footprint to import this toothbrush probably outweighs the environmental efforts of the Company.

As I mentioned at the start of this post, there are a few UK stockists that crop up in a google search.  If you wish to buy Preserve products I suggest *Lucy Rose where the toothbrushes retail for £2.99. 

I would love to get your comments on this topic, what do you think about recycled toothbrushes?

Sarah x

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6 comments:

  1. This is interesting. I have never thought about things like toothbrushes when it comes to recycling and the enviroment. I like that is a good price as well. x

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    1. I was the same until I heard Kim talking about it. I do recycle mine in the sense that I use them to clean around taps in the bathroom but eventually I throw them away. I was pleasantly surprised by the price that is only a few pence more than my regular brand toothbrush.

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  2. I'd never thought about recycling toothbrushes either as I just thought it was something you couldn't recycle. I'm pleased to see it is pretty much the same price as a regular toothbrush too.
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    1. It is encouraging to see a reasonable price for this product as I think many people worry about the cost of things, even for toothbrushes. It's surprising what we can recycle these days. I often think if we manufacturer it then why is it not recycled, that should be part of the design process.

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  3. I've heard of these but didn't purchase as I didn't know how I'd recycle it, so good to know about the scheme! Coincidentally I've been considering the PreservePBYC Razors too. Seen them on Nigels Eco Store. Wonder if they accept the razors too? Would think the same principal scheme would apply? :)

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    1. That's a good question about the razors. If they are being imported by Kinetic I see no reason why they would not accept them back for recycling.

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