Did you know that Americans toss about 50 million pounds of plastic toothbrushes into landfills every year?
Concerned with the way our everyday purchases are affecting people and the planet, Smiles for the People recently launched an adult toothbrush made entirely of bamboo. The brush is biodegradable and uses limited paper packaging from sustainable forests.
Here’s the best part, though: for every toothbrush you buy, Smiles for the People will donate the equivalent of ONE toothbrush to a child in need of dental care.
Smiles for the People’s 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.
Millions of people around the world lack access to quality, affordable dental care. For children, this affects their ability to eat nutritiously and excel in school. Being unable to smile also hurts kids’ self-esteem and keeps them from unlocking their full potential.
Smiles for the People is on a mission to make sure every child can smile. The Company envisions a world in which no person goes without the dental care they need, and because global warming disproportionately affects the poorest people in our society, the Company is pursuing its vision with the environment in mind.
Not only is the toothbrush biodegradable, but its packaging is fully recyclable, comes from sustainable forests, and is printed using veggie-based inks. The Company’s website is powered by wind, and they make sure every shipment is carbon neutral. Down to the smallest detail (their packaging tape is biodegradable), Smiles for the People is making sure their carbon footprint is small.
Join in the movement to reduce plastic waste and help provide dental care to kids in need by purchasing a new toothbrush at www.smilesforthepeople.com.
You can also follow the company on Twitter @smiles4people and on Facebook at www.facebook.com/smilesforthepeople