Day 22 of the Plastic Free July Challenge
A study shows that our toothpaste contains 18mg of nicotine which is equal to the amount found in 9 cigarettes. Nicotine damages our DNA type which increases the risk of cancer.
And you may think, we can recycle those tubes. But according to the EPA, the recycling rate is only 34.7%. The problem is everyone doesn’t have the opportunity to recycle. And the people who have that facility are failing to do because of the difficulties in recycling the toothpaste tube.
Based on statistics, nearly 1 billion toothpaste tubes end in landfills annually. So, either make your own toothpowder or go for the toothpaste tablets from EarthHero!
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