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Plant-based Toothbrush Can Help Green Your Bathroom
KENNEBUNK, Maine — March 28, 2013 – Tom's of Maine, the leading natural oral care brand, is introducing a more natural option for the everyday brushing routine with the launch of its new Naturally Clean toothbrush. With a plant-based handle made from renewable castor oil plants instead of petroleum, the Naturally Clean toothbrush also has dye-free, multi-height bristles to clean between teeth and along the gum line.
Good for people and the planet, the Tom's of Maine Naturally Clean toothbrush is a reminder that some lifestyle changes are simple to implement. To celebrate the launch, Tom's of Maine is inviting consumers to tweet their pledge to make a simple switch to @TomsofMaine using the hashtag #naturallyclean. The first 500 people to do so beginning today, March 28 at 9 a.m. EST through March 29 at 9 a.m. EST are eligible for one free Tom’s of Maine Naturally Clean toothbrush.*
"Making a more natural toothbrush that is also effective is harder than you might think," said Paul Jessen, associate oral care brand manager at Tom’s of Maine. "Our consumers have been asking us for a toothbrush for years, but it took time to make sure we could deliver a plant-based solution that also provides the efficacy and durability people expect from a toothbrush."
Tom's of Maine Naturally Clean toothbrush is BPA-free #7 plastic and is available with soft or medium bristles in unique green, blue or purple hues with mineral-based pigments. It is
recyclable through the Tom's of Maine TerraCycle collection Program, which gathers toothbrushes as well as a wide array of personal care product packaging and recycles them into useful products like picnic tables and park benches to prevent waste from reaching landfills.
"We hope that our new toothbrush will get people to rethink what they're using every day and realize that a simple switch can be good for them, their families and their world," said Jessen.
Tom’s of Maine has partnered with Starre Vartan, Eco-Chick.com founder and author of The Eco Chick Guide to Life: How to Be Fabulously Green, who recommends the following easy ways to create a more eco-friendly bathroom:
To read more about Starre's recommendations, visit https://www.facebook.com/EcoChickie
The Tom's of Maine Naturally Clean Toothbrush is available at www.tomsofmainestore.com and select retailers for a suggested retail price of $3.99. As with all Tom's of Maine products, 10% of profits are donated back to the community.
About Tom's of MaineTom's of Maine is a leading natural products company focused on oral and personal care. Tom's of Maine sells high-quality toothpaste, mouthwash, toothbrushes, dental floss, deodorant and bar soap products. The company has a long-standing commitment to supporting people, communities and the living planet. For over 42 years, Tom's of Maine has sponsored hundreds of nonprofit efforts by giving 10% of its profits back to organizations that support human and environmental goodness and by encouraging employees to use 5% (12 days) of employee time to volunteer. Tom's of Maine employees regularly contribute to the company's high sustainability standards. Their ideas, from wind power to ways to improve recycled and recyclable packaging options, are critical to the company's sensitive way of doing business. Tom’s of Maine products are vegan, Kosher, Halal-certified and all packaging is recyclable through a partnership with upcycling leader TerraCycle or participating municipalities. Visit us online at http://www.tomsofmaine.com/ or at http://www.facebook.com/TomsofMaine.
*For complete rules, visit http://www.tomsofmaine.com/naturally-clean-giveaway.
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