Toothbrushes, do your old ones go straight in the bin or do you find another use for them? What brought this to mind was cupboard cleaning.. There was a few at the back of our stationary cupboard and I asked the receptionist why? She replied. “They are too hard and not recommended for teeth cleaning but they are brilliant at cleaning in corners and keyboards” This got me thinking about uses for my old toothbrush, then I found this article on-line.
The Oral Health Foundation – Old Toothbrushes.
“How many toothbrushes do you think you have thrown away during your life? We are advised to change our toothbrush every three months. So, in theory by the time somebody is 30 they will have already binned around 120 bristled friends.
There are estimated to be more than 64 million people in the UK which could mean more than 256 million toothbrushes are discarded every year. That’s a very big pile of plastic but have you ever thought what happens to them? Here at the Oral Health Foundation we have taken a look at the potential uses for your toothbrush after it has finished its primary job of cleaning your teeth. What we have found is that we are remarkably creative when it comes to prolonging the usefulness of our little bristled friends.
Encouragingly, our research shows that 80% of us choose to repurpose our toothbrushes, so here are 10 best life hacks which could save you valuable time and money and your environment.
1. Nail brush magic – Admit it, removing that stubborn dirt from beneath our nails can be difficult and even tedious. Use your old toothbrush to remove it in seconds! One person even told us they keep one in their handbag just in case they need to brush up on the go.
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