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Earth Day is Near

By Jill Hamilton on April 19, 2012 in Giving Back

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As Earth Day approaches us, we begin to see more activity in reducing our footprint on Mother Earth. Some people only buy recycled paper; some buy re-useable aluminum water bottles; others simply donate money to environmental groups hoping their money will help make a difference in the world. Whatever your contribution is to the environment, there is one small change we can make to help the Earth: recycle your toothbrush!

While I am happy we no longer have to use sticks with frayed ends, or boar hair bristles, modern toothbrushes contribute greatly to our landfills every year. If you follow your dentist's recommendations (which you should!), you are replacing your toothbrush every 3-4 months. What do you do with all your old toothbrushes? Are they tossed in the trash, never to be seen again?

Delta Dental of Iowa got to thinking about where all these old toothbrushes have gone and decided to ask all you Iowans! We are currently conducting a Facebook poll for you to tell us where your old toothbrush goes. Participating in our poll will enter you into a drawing for a Sonicare toothbrush and a years' worth of replacement toothbrush heads. Visit the website below to participate.