Today NPR announced that “recycled” plastic is actually never recycled and reused as we have been told for many years. Separated and carefully collected plastic garbage is buried in the earth instead, a fact that has been hidden from us by the oil industry, as it spent millions campaigning that recycling plastic actually worked. In fact, the oil industry kept creating more plastic because it’s cheaper than recycling old plastic. More than ever, the need to stop using plastic has become urgent as the more we bury it into our environment, the more future generations will have to bear the brunt of living with an earth loaded with millions of tons of unsustainable plastic.
Fortunately a generation of young entrepreneurs is trying to reshape our consumption of daily care products so that we can start letting go of our dependency on plastic for essential daily items. Many new plastic substitutes include sugar cane, bamboo, corn, caster bean oil, and different plant fibers.
The Bite Toothpaste Bits entire oral care line is plastic free. The plant-based Bite Bamboo Toothbrush is 100% compostable, made from 100% caster bean oil to replace the usual plastic toothbrush that we throw away after three months.
Instead of using toothpaste in a plastic tube, you can clean and whiten your teeth more sustainably with Bite Naturally Whitening Toothpaste Bits. Just place one bit in your mouth, bite down, brush with your wet bamboo toothbrush. The bits come in a glass jar that you can refill with more bits when you are out.
Bite has recently added mouthwash bits to its collection of sustainable oral care. One glass container of Mouthwash Bite Bits can replace the need for five 16 oz. plastic bottles of traditional mouthwash. Nano-hydroxyapatite (nHAP) reduces sensitivity and strengthens enamel in the cruelty free, all natural, tasty formula.
The plant-based, vegan dental floss is also 100% compostable and 100% plastic free! Two billion floss dispensers are tossed out each year into the environment which is enough floss to circle the earth 1,246 times.
If you care for our planet and oceans, don’t delay making the switch to this sustainable tooth care company that wants to help our endangered plastic polluted planet at www.bitetoothpastebits.com.
A new company, LastObject, has made it its mission to reduce and eliminate single-use products that damage our environment such as Q-tips, paper handkerchiefs and cotton swabs and rounds.
LastSwab is a reusable, sustainable and sanitary alternative to cotton swabs, buds, and Q-tips. It helps combat the billions of single-use cotton swabs and rounds that are produced and thrown out every day. The eco-friendly reusable Q-tips come in two different models: one for general Q- tip uses and one for beauty oriented ones. They are both made from durable yet flexible, high quality, and non-toxic materials which are gentle on the skin and easy to clean. Both LastSwab versions come with a corn based carrying case that keeps your reusable Q tip stored away safely. https://lastobject.com/products/lastswab-basic.
LastTissue say the creators of the reusable handkerchief and corn-based tissue pack is “like if a handkerchief and a tissue pack had a baby.” The best of both worlds is brought out with the easy availability and conveniency of the pack and the washable handkerchief. See this original addition at: https://lastobject.com/products/lasttissue.
Reusable cotton rounds are made from 100% renewable raw materials and come in a pack of seven that can be washed and reused over and over again. The cotton rounds feel just like the ones you use and throw out to remove your make up every night but they are better for the planet. Recently launched on Kickstarter, you can support the project at
For more information, visit https://lastobject.com/pages/lastround.
Imagine how much better the world would be for future generations if we eliminated all the disposable plastic items that we use everyday! Start today with these fine brands.