Diane Pham

Egregious Packaging Hall of Shame: The Oral B Pulsar Toothbrush

by , 08/14/10

eco design, environmentally-friendly packaging, green design, packaging the future, packaging waste, sustainable design, green design, oral b pulsar, egregious packaging, excess packaging, wasteful packaging

Brushing your teeth is a relatively simple task that requires 30 seconds or so of arm movement. Are we so lazy and out-of-shape that we need battery-operated contraptions to move our toothbrushes now? Oral B apparently thinks so. They’ve launched a new automatic Pulsar Toothbrush, that not only takes all the action and fun out of toothbrushing – but, in a move guaranteed to piss off environmentalists everywhere – every part of the toothbrush is disposable as well! In this week’s installment of “Packaging the Future” our guest blogger, green journalist and founder of Eco Chick, Starre Vartan, discusses the utter wave of toxic wastefulness associated with the trend towards disposability. Her case in point? The Oral B Pulsar toothbrush, which boasts the “convenience” of being completely disposable. That right, once you’re finished with it, no big deal, just toss that hunk of plastic, the attendant batteries and its motor in the trash. Wait, what?!

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3 Comments

  1. gducky11 February 16, 2011 at 10:37 am

    lol why dont we just freak out mr DentalHygienista. alot of people can get by just fine only brushing there teath for 30 seconds. really why would someone want to buy something so junky like that anyways. lol they can just use a normal toothbrush that will work just asa good. (plus much cheaper ;) )

  2. DentalHygienista January 19, 2011 at 10:40 am

    “Brushing your teeth is a relatively simple task that requires 30 seconds or so of arm movement. Are we so lazy and out-of-shape that we need battery-operated contraptions to move our toothbrushes now??” The problem is that exactly! People are only brushing for thirty seconds when they should be brushing for a full two minutes. With the Aid of an electric toothbrush those people with their poor hygiene habits of a thirty second brushing time. My point is please don’t criticize a product that i find is working for many of my dental patents, if you do not know enough about good hygiene & even better dental aids..

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