#maketheswap

Sweetness, we have a problem.

Did you know millions of plastic toothbrushes are thrown into landfill each year!

Our beaches are filled with copious amounts of waste that drifts globally and washes up on our nations shores. This in turn, causes serious threat to our wildlife, marine life and human health and safety. Winds and current movement drifts debris from one nation to another leading to places such as the great pacific garbage patch (endless floating waste of tiny pieces of plastic) in the Northern Pacific Gyre (Northern Pacific Ocean) which is about 5 times the size of New Zealand! Along the way, beloved marine life swallow these plastic debris as they reach for their midday snacks. This means, they end up in the guts of animals (fish and seabirds) and where most humans come into direct contact with the toxins from these plastics. Not good, friends.

Toothbrushes washed up on the shores of Tulum, Mexico - image via @Emilyblincoe

This Problem requires international cooperation and where you, sweetness, come into play.

"Like a swimming school of fish, I think I am a little like them. I evolve through consensus in group. Even if I understand what's happening to us, I can't change the way things are going; but maybe our shared awareness will trigger a train reaction and save our species. I want to believe we can react in time." - Planet Oceans (2012)

How can a Got Wood toothbrush help save our planet?

Well, the vast majority of marine debris consists of plastic items; toothbrushes being one of them. The average person uses 4-6 toothbrushes per year, with each plastic toothbrush taking up to 1000 years to break down. That’s an absurd amount of plastic waste floating around Planet Earth! Make the swap and help keep plastics out of our waterways, oceans and food chain.

Watch the below to learn more:

[THE GREAT PACIFIC GARBAGE PATCH VIDEO]