How Toothbrushes Affect the Environment: An Infographic

December 9, 2015 • Live Well / Innovation

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Ever wonder what happens to your crusty manual toothbrush when you toss it in the trash every three months? Check out this handy infographic to find out, plus learn how you can break the vicious cycle with FOREO’s innovative silicone ISSA toothbrush.




Remember: Every plastic toothbrush impacts the environment. One billion plastic toothbrushes are thrown away every year in the United States, creating 50 million pounds of waste annually. Don’t be part of the problem. Recycle your plastic toothbrush, make the world a little greener, and get your own non-toxic, silicone ISSA toothbrush here.


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8 responses to “How Toothbrushes Affect the Environment: An Infographic”

  1. Alicia says:

    I am interested in reading more, but I cannot read your sources. Can you please provide legible sources? Thank you

    • lane says:

      Hi Alicia! If you open the image in a new tab you’ll be able to zoom in – hope you find all the info you’re looking for!

  2. Cam says:

    This was very interesting and helpful! I had no clue about the impact getting rid of a toothbrush! Thanks for making this well developed, informative article .

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  5. Shannon says:

    Hi this was very interesting to read thanks regards Shannon

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