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Teaming Up With Campaign Group, A Plastic Planet – a grassroots campaign group campaigning for A Plastic Free Aisle in supermarkets across Britain and Ireland. Together we are stronger talking with one voice.

VirtueBrush Founder Dylan Regan recently started a petition in Ireland recommending major supermarkets introduce a plastic-free aisle in every store. Dylan would like to thank the the 2,500 or so people who signed this petition and took part in the survey, which captured a glimpse of the passion for solving the plastic pollution problem. Dylan is now teaming up with campaign group A Plastic Planet, a grassroots campaign group campaigning for A Plastic Free Aisle in supermarkets across Britain and Ireland. Together we are stronger talking with one voice.   Please sign their campaign here   On Saturday April 15...
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Recommending plastic-free section in every shop as a solution to the plastic pollution problem

VirtueBrush is a member of ‘The Plastic Pollution Coalition’. Part of our obligation as a member of this coalition is to advocate for the reduction and elimination of unnecessary disposable plastics. We recently started a petition in Ireland recommending major supermarkets introduce a plastic-free aisle in every store. This mirrors similar campaigns in other countries. As of this writing 2,424 people have signed this petition. We also did a survey with a random sample of  people who  signed the petition. The overall consensus is overwhelmingly positive toward the idea. Full survey results and original petition text can be viewed at...
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Irish Times: 16 steps to making your home greener and cosier – From soap nuts to solar panels, how you can keep the green theme alive at home

Houseplants can remove up to 90 per cent of toxins and dangerous chemicals within 24 hours according to Nasa research. Baby rubber plants will absorb various carcinogenic toxins and replace them with fresh oxygen; bamboo palm will also deal with toxins while humidifying the air, and aloe vera can remove formaldehyde, which along with benzene and trichloroethylene are the main harmful chemicals off-gassed by synthetic substances. One plant per 9.3sq m (100sq ft) is the recommended amount to decrease your risk of cancers, asthma, allergies, autoimmune disorders and other diseases. Keep the leaves clean for maximum absorption of air particles....
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Irish Examiner: Is VirtueBrush the answer to plastic toothbrushes and their environmental impact?

Kehlan Kirwan talks with Dylan Regan, creator of the VirtueBrush, a toothbrush made from bamboo and charcoal nylon, created to answer the environmental question of plastic toothbrushes and their impact on our land and seas. What is VirtueBrush? VirtueBrush is a sustainable plant-based bamboo toothbrush made with a 100% Moso bamboo handle. From that point of view, it’s a favourable alternative to the plastic toothbrushes that can’t be recycled. That plastic often ends up in the landfill or makes its way into our waterways and causing damage to our environment. Toothbrushes look like small innocent little items that help us...
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Irish Times: VirtueBrush: clean teeth with a clear conscience? An Irish company is creating a sustainable toothbrush made of Moso bamboo

As you clean your teeth on sleepy autopilot, it’s unlikely that the sustainability of your toothbrush is uppermost in your mind. But it should be, according to entrepreneur Dylan Regan, the man behind the newly launched VirtueBrush “green” bamboo toothbrush. “Most plastic toothbrush handles can’t be recycled. This is very troubling considering how many millions are discarded each month,” he says. “Plastic toothbrushes ultimately end up in landfill and clogging our seas and waterways, damaging delicate aquatic ecosystems.” All very well, I hear you say, but what’s the alternative? According to Regan it’s Moso bamboo, and he has designed and...
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