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A Tale of Two Toothbrushes

Yes! Daneen at Spoiled Pretty has said what I've been thinking all along: Colgate's new Wisp product is an environmental fail. Wisp is a wee single-use cleaner that has a pre-soaked scrubber on one end and a pointy pick on the other. It's about the size of a lipstick, so the idea is to tote it with you and whip it out whenever spinach-teeth becomes a threat.

Unfortunately, Wisp can't be recycled or even re-used. So every time you unwrap one and use it that little Wisp will head off to a landfill. I'm all for convenience, but not at the expense of being environmentally sensitive. Disposable stuff is so passé. So instead, I tote this Preserve toothbrush, which is made from recycled yogurt cups. It comes in a tube, so I can toss it in my bag and go. And when the toothbrush wears out, Preserve will recycle both the brush and tube into plastic lumber that can be used in parks. Seems like a no-brainer to me.

emalove emalove 8 years
Sounds great!
brandysbug brandysbug 8 years
ew. I got out of my car in a parking lot a few weeks ago and almost stepped on a used Wisp. So, some of them aren't even making it to the landfill. :(
Symphonee Symphonee 8 years
I just carry a small travel toothbrush. My sister works at a daycare, so she gets tons of them. I haven't bought a toothbrush in years.
theglossarie theglossarie 8 years
I think this is a great idea!! I love it.
pharm_chick pharm_chick 8 years
collegebeauty, same thing happened to me! i was supposed to get that mascara too but i havent gotten it so far...
Beauty Beauty 8 years
collegebeauty — Send me a private message with your e-mail address and we'll figure out what's up!
queenegg queenegg 8 years
I saw this in the gracery store the other day and I thought the same thing Bella. I'm trying to green in everything I do, so any more tips on beauty products that are green would be a great help. I'm a beginner, so I need all the help i can get. Thanks!
hippiecowgirl hippiecowgirl 8 years
I like this concept a lot.
collegebeauty collegebeauty 8 years
Hi Bella-- Completely unrelated to your post, but I won the Buxom Lash mascara giveaway months ago and haven't received anything. Have you heard from any contest winners who did win? Lisa
aimeeb aimeeb 8 years
Yogurt cups, so neat!
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