Anyway, where was I? Right. Blogging. Blogging about green stuff. Let’s get to it. Little Leo (I’m only able to type that, if I say little, he shouts), is currently Sir David Attenborough’s biggest fan. He avidly watched Blue Planet II, he has the Open University Blue Planet poster and he sleeps with the accompanying book next to his bed for convenient access to sea creatures. And he regularly breaks his heart over the whale mummy with the poor dead baby whale. Sorry, even just writing that makes me sad and angry and frustrated.
We're fairly careful with our recycling efforts around here but the sad/angry/frustrated combo has inspired us to make some switches so over the next few weeks, I’ll be feeding back on what we've swapped and how it’s worked for us.
First up was our new bamboo toothbrushes. There are certainly more ethical ways to shop than via Amazon but I'm a mum in a hurry most days so we got the grown up ones and the kids ones by typing in "bamboo toothbrush" and reading the reviews.
After a month of use, Sam’s needs swapped out already as he’s hard on his toothbrushes but that isn’t any different to how his plastic ones end up. That means that replacement costs will be higher but as more people use bamboo toothbrushes, the price will hopefully decrease. Another friend pointed out that there is a small texture sensation issue, if you don’t like the feel of ice lolly sticks, then these might not be the green option for you.