My Quasi Eco-Friendly-ism

Amethyst Champagne
5 min readMay 16, 2022

In case you haven’t seen anything, over the last few months, TV commercials, ads on social media, and so on have been pushing for products to be sustainable and eco-friendly.

And as I’ve been reevaluating and adjusting my goals and beliefs, I have become more aligned with these messages.

While I’ve always been an avid recycler and prefer using natural cleaning and beauty products, I had no idea how much more I could be doing until around March of this year.

Why the Shift?

As I was scrolling through Facebook, I saw an ad for underwear that replaces the need for feminine hygiene care when it’s your time of the month.

The ad talked about how waste is usually involved in using pads and tampons, how the underwear could absorb lots of blood, how much tampons and pads would be kept from our landfills, and that they are machine washable.

I also saw an ad around the same time about how much plastic and water are used to make regular toothpaste, the product being toothpaste tabs you bite down on.

It shocked me and made me realize how wasteful I had been since eleven. And probably farther back than that. And I wanted to change my wasteful ways.

So, I decided to buy both of these products and give them a try (I was almost out of toothpaste anyways).

And you know what?

I love them.

They’re good for the planet and cost-effective in the long run, and many of these products take up less space than their counterparts, making me want to purchase more sustainable and eco-friendly stuff.

Bite Toothpaste

From Bite website

They are toothpaste tabs that you bite down on before using the wet bristles of your toothbrush to clean your teeth.

Bite foams up in your mouth as you brush your teeth, giving you a rather luxurious sensation and clean teeth when you’re finished.

They come in two sizes; small, which I believe is a thirty-day supply, but I’m not sure. And the large container…

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