Beauty has been known to be painful but it does not also have to be deadly to the environment. Founded in 1996, Recycline has been reinventing not only the way we brush our teeth but also preserving the earth’s future. How does this new Preserve Toothbrush hold up to more traditional toothbrushes such as Colgate and Aqua fresh?
Preserve toothbrushes are an amazing company that I came across a few months ago while surfing through my health magazine for new product lines to be introduced into the marketplace. Other magazines have since shown these newly earth-friendly toothbrushes such as bon appétit, delicious living, real simple, everyday living with Rachael Ray, domino, Parents, Green Guide, Gourmet and even The New York Times. It has been widely published in the media however not until recently has it been in local grocery stores around the nation.
Environmentally-Friendly Preserve Toothbrushes have a distinctive 45 degree curved handle that was engineered/designed by a team of dentists and other experts for a productive and intensive cleaning of all front and back teeth. The bristles are made from what the company calls “virgin nylon” that are softer on the outside layer to protect the gums and to shield tooth enamel. At first I was a little worried that the bristles were too soft however the results were completely different than the first appearance. The bristles were strong enough to clean the teeth compared to other more traditional brands. The main difference between the Preserve Toothbrush was found when brushing the back teeth. The curved handle made it easier to reach the back teeth and cleaned them meticulously.
Not only are the Preserve Toothbrushes healthy for the teeth but are also good for the environment. The Massachusetts based company has struck gold with a partnership with Stonyfield Farms Organic Yogurt makers to receive all their unused plastic containers to recycle into new toothbrushes. This process can be seen in a wonderful short video done by Eco Biz shown on YouTube. Basically the handles are made from 100% plastics and each brush comes in recycled reusable carrying cases for packaging. After three months, simply go to the main Preserve website and print out a black and white postage free business reply sheet to attach to any envelope. We sent back our toothbrushes and just taped the business reply on a normal business envelope. It was not returned, so we assume it has arrived safely.
So, if you are “green” like my family, you will enjoy Preserve Toothbrushes compared to other more traditional brands. Dentists prefer each person to change used toothbrushes every three months so by using recycled toothbrushes such as Preserve, you can personally be a part of reducing the 50 million pounds of toothbrushes each year added to landfills each year. In addition, the Preserve Toothbrushes are cheaper than other traditional brands on the market. So, by saving money you can save the world just by brushing your teeth; it can not be any easier.