Weekly Tip 8th August 2012

It is reported that Australians put over 30 million plastic toothbrushes into landfill every year. The plastic they are made of will not break down in your  lifetime nor in the lifetime of your children. Consider buying toothbrushes with replaceable heads or even better ones made from bamboo. Bamboo is an amazing product that is grown without the need of pesticides and fertilisers and products made from bamboo are now popping up everywhere. Do some ‘googling’  and see what is available, you may be pleasantly surprised!

About fergie51

Sourdough baker, teacher, eater and student. Sustainable living advocate and passionate food grower. Conduct sourdough baking classes at my home and administrator of Facebook support page for Australian & New Zealand sourdough bakers.
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2 Responses to Weekly Tip 8th August 2012

  1. Barbara Good says:

    Just read your whole blog, how exciting to be starting a new garden, but equally sad to leave your old garden perhaps – or at least the beautiful pear tree. As for the toothbrush thing, I buy bamboo ones for the girls (from Jack and Jill Toothpaste, a Melbourne company) but I should do for Mr Good and I as well.


  2. fergie51 says:

    Hi Barbara, yes it is sad to leave the old but exciting to face the challenge of the new. Very interested in your thoughts re toothbrushes, how do they last? Considering having them for sale at school to encourage change. Funny, many, many, far too many years ago I can remember the only toothpaste I would use was the Jack & Jill Banana one and it was removed from sale due being mainly sugar based. No wonder I liked it! Since then I know it has come a long way to prevent tooth decay not accelerate it!


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