One billion toothbrushes are thrown away each year just from the United States. Toothbrushes pile up into an inordinate amount of waste and most are made from plastic that can’t be recycled. Buying a toothbrush made from recycled plastic is great, too. But remember that plastic can only be recycled two or three times in its lifetime if at all. Reduce the waste in the first place – buy a bamboo toothbrush. Bamboo toothbrushes have gotten a lot of recognition recently and for good reason; they’re easy to compost and they’re antimicrobial. You’re helping your hygiene and the environment in one! Check out these bamboo toothbrushes.