Recycling Mystery: Toothbrushes & Toothpaste Tubes

October 31, 2018 by  
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The Kind Lab creates greener toothpaste that doesn’t come in a tube

September 4, 2018 by  
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A tube of toothpaste is not the easiest thing to recycle . But what if you didn’t have to worry about recycling the tubes at all? The Kind Lab, a company based out of Los Angeles , has officially launched a zero-waste toothpaste that doesn’t come in a plastic tube. The company calls its product Bite Toothpaste Bits, and it could revolutionize the way we brush our teeth. The Kind Lab, a company started by Lindsay McCormick, makes the toothpaste tablets out of natural ingredients by hand. These plant-based components have been tested in clinical trials and performed well in both cleaning and protecting teeth. The company does not include fluoride in its toothpaste, making it safe for children to use, too. Bite Toothpaste Bits are molded into tablets and packed in a small jar. When you’re ready to brush your teeth, you simply pop a tablet in your mouth, wet your toothbrush and start brushing. The tablet dissolves into a paste as you brush and completely eliminates the need for the traditional toothpaste tube. The company has decided to go with a subscription-based approach for the Bite Toothpaste Bits, which means you can sign up for regular refills of toothpaste. The tablets currently come in two different flavors: mint and mint charcoal. The bottle is reused every month, and the refill tablets arrive in 100 percent biodegradable cellulose, which also cuts down on waste . The bits are ideal to bring along while traveling. Following a demonstration video that went viral, The Kind Lab has received so much attention that new orders can take three to six weeks to ship. Overall, the wait can be worthwhile, as Bite is an innovative solution to a growing problem of recycling old toothpaste tubes. It is estimated that people discard around 1 billion tubes of toothpaste every year, but these toothpaste tablets offer a zero-waste alternative. + Bite Via Core77 Images via Lindsay McCormick

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Buy a Biodegradable Bamboo Toothbrush and Smiles for the People Will Donate One to Someone in Need

February 15, 2013 by  
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A new dental startup called Smiles for the People offers beautiful biodegradable bamboo toothbrushes – and for each one you buy, they will donate a toothbrush to someone in need! Their mission is to sell the highest quality and most environmentally responsible dental supplies while helping improve the oral health of people who can’t access or afford the dentist. Smiles For the People is set to launch toothbrush sales on February 26th, and you can find them on Twitter @smiles4people . + Smiles For the People The article above was submitted to us by an Inhabitat reader. Want to see your story on Inhabitat ? Send us a tip by following this link . Remember to follow our instructions carefully to boost your chances of being chosen for publishing! Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: bamboo toothbrush , biodegradable toothbrush , bogo , buy one give one , dental hygiene , Design for Health , green design , green initiatives , green toothbrush , smiles for the people , social design , sustainable design , sustainable toothbrush , toothbrush

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This week’s reducing, reusing & recycling roundup

August 10, 2010 by  
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I’m a big fan of reusing milk bottles for all sorts of things and this idea for using them as stationery organisers is fantastic . If they were for use by little delicate hands, I’d be tempted to sticky-tape the cut edges to make them less sharp. Kristin from Craft Leftovers used the offcuts from fitting a bamboo blind to make coordinating twined coasters .

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How can I reuse or recycle jigsaws?

August 9, 2010 by  
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We’ve had an email from Kathy asking about getting rid of her children’s old jigsaws: I just know they’ve got pieces missing so would feel bad about giving them to a charity shop. They’re cardboard with a shiny paper top so they could be recycled?

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