I have been reading a lot of zero waste blogs lately and decided that I would like to reduce the amount of waste I produce and eventually become zero waste. The blogs I was reading inspired me so much to really take a look and the amount of waste I produce and it was socking to me. Have you ever really looked at the waste you produce? Probably not. When you do you realise how much you through to the land field aka in your bin. If you really look you can actually recycle 80% of your rubbish, compost 10% and the rest can be reduced by the way you buy products.
The first thing I replaced was my plastic toothbrush, to be honest I was due a new toothbrush anyway so I thought it would be a great opportunity to buy a Bamboo one. The toothbrush handle and bristles are both made from Bamboo, it comes in a recycled packing too.
At first I wasn't sure about the toothbrush as I found the bristles to be quite hard but after a few times using it , the bristles become softer and nicer to use. One of my favourite blogs to read is http://www.trashisfortossers.com/2015/04/why-i-make-my-own-toothpaste.html this is where I found the recipe for making your own toothpaste. Now it isn't for everyone and I was very wary of using the recipe because toothpaste is an important part of your day to day. After Google-ing baking soda toothpaste and finding out it still includes nasty chemicals, I decided to make my own using this recipe and it works great if not better but it doesn't taste the same that's the only issue I have with it.
I purchased my Bamboo tooth brush from http://savesomegreen.co.uk/ this website sells other products which can help you to reduce your waste.
All images above were taken by myself.
This product was purchased by myself and wasn't gifted to me.