Closed petition Ban the sale of manual plastic toothbrushes in the UK by 2025.

We would like the UK Government to ban the sale of manual plastic toothbrushes in the UK by 2025. Manual plastic toothbrushes are a notorious example of harmful plastic waste, and there are a variety of environmentally friendly alternatives in the market to move forward with.

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In the UK alone, 264 million manual plastic toothbrushes are thrown out every year. Each one of these plastic toothbrushes is non-biodegradable, meaning they'll last in the environment for over 600 years causing damage to wildlife and littering our country. There are already a variety of green alternatives available today, like bamboo toothbrushes which are readily biodegradable. Toothbrushes do not need to be harmful to the environment, so let's ban manual plastic ones.

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