September 4, 2008

Brush Up on Saving the Planet and Endangered Species

Last week I admitted that brushing my teeth is an actual pastime of mine, and I told you about the Teach Me Toothbrush Set for you to try out with your kids, and I discussed Silly Strawberry toothpaste as a natural toothpaste option. Keeping with the trend of dental hygiene, I wanted to let you know about another fabulous toothbrush for kids that goes way above and beyond cleaning their teeth and gums... it helps save endangered species and the planet at large.

The Preserve Jr. toothbrush, pictured above in the St. Lucia Parrot selection, is designed for children ages 2-8 and features an ergonomic handle for easy grasping, and soft bristles for gentle cleaning. These brushes are also nontoxic, BPA and phthalate free. Three different Preserve Jr. brushes highlight an endangered species: the St. Lucia Parrot, the Galapagos Tortoise, and the Tiger. Preserve supports the National Wildlife Foundation and aims to educate children on protecting endangered species so we may cherish these animals for many generations to come.

My list of favorite things about the Preserve Jr. toothbrush is quite long! Its handle is made from 100% recycled plastic, including plastic from Stonyfield Farm yogurt cups. I LOVE this ingenious re-purposing! Even BETTER is that once your child is finished with his Preserve Jr. toothbrush and it's time for a new one, you may dowload a postage paid label, and send back the used toothbrush to be recycled. These folks have turned tooth brushing into an earth-saving extravaganza!

*Just remember not to let your little ones run the water while they're brushing or these eco-friendly efforts will go down the drain in water wasting!*

As if you needed another reason to run out and buy the Preserve Jr. toothbrush, click here to print out a coupon for $1 off two toothbrushes, which may be found at Target, Trader Joe's, and Whole Foods.

1 comment:

Jill said...

Thank you so much for all the information. I buy these toothbrushes for my kids and had no idea about the recycling with the postage paid label. Thank you also for the coupon. I am due next week to get new ones.