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Here’s How to Make Your Smile and the Ocean Healthier With One Easy Step.

Aug 29, 2022

Dolphins, snorkeling, sunburned cheeks, and coconut drinks with little umbrellas… 

When you think of the ocean what comes to your mind?

Wherever your thoughts drift, it’s probably not to the 8 to 10 million metric tons of plastic that end up in our oceans each year. (Plastic makes up roughly 80% of all marine pollution!)

Our oceans are for more than catching waves and rays. They are the homes to millions of marine wildlife, provide jobs for thousands, and of course, supply oxygen. So we’ve teamed up with an amazing organization– Handprint – which allows us to make a big impact on our oceans in the best way! 


From the oxygen we breathe to stretchy starfish lazing about on the sandy floors- the ocean is a gift that keeps on giving. It’s high time we give back to our oceans. And now you have the chance to do the same simply by purchasing the RADIUS products you already know and love.

RADIUS and Handprint are excited to collab in raising awareness about the importance of our oceans and of our responsibility to use them wisely. A percentage of each purchase will go directly towards cleaning up plastic in our oceans. (The manties will love you for it!)

We are on a mission to replace overflowing plastic with healthy sea critters and clean high tides. Handprint can help us achieve that goal– but only with your help! So, let's give our sea pals a safe environment to live their best lives - one biodegradable toothbrush at a time!

Already a RADIUS fanatic? Save a sea turtle's home by restocking your favs here

Who is Handprint anyways?

RADIUS and Handprint recently joined forces to help remove plastic from our oceans. Handprint is a company that does a lot of cool things for the planet- like planting mangroves, restoring coral, and educating children. 

Think of it this way, a footprint is a negative impact on the planet. But, Handprint is the exact opposite– it’s a positive impact on the planet. The best part is– YOU can join the movement to keep our oceans clean and safe for marine life! 

A percentage of each RADIUS purchase you make goes towards cleaning up a sea lion's seaside getaway and a snappy crab's ocean floor stomping grounds. 

So your canine’s tasty organic toothpaste or your big kid’s replaceable head toothbrush can now make their smiles and the ocean shine brighter. 

As a bonus, Handprint helps us to easily keep our RADIUS family in the loop with our progress on cleaning up the oceans. We not only get to tell you about the progress we’re making– but we get to show you too! So keep an eye out on our website for awesome photos and videos of all the great things RADIUS is doing for our planet with YOUR help!


Bottle caps, old hair brushes, toothbrushes, shampoo bottles, and, six-pack plastic rings... It's safe to say, plastic doesn’t play nice with living things– especially in our oceans. 

According to the EPA, “Every bit of plastic ever made still exists.” (Yes, that includes our Happy Meal toys from the ’90s.) Statistics claim there will be more trash than fish in the ocean by 2050! 

We believe you shouldn’t have to sacrifice a healthy planet for a stellar smile. And thanks to our toothbrush gurus here at RADIUS, you’ll never have to. That’s why our partnership with Handprint is such a game-changer for our oceans. Each purchase goes towards cleaning up our oceans. 

(Yes, this includes your favorite recyclable travel cases and minty vegan flosses!)

Our eco-friendly biodegradable toothbrushes are even raising the bar by utilizing upcycled material. When you choose our biodegradable toothbrushes, you’re extending the life of other everyday items such as: 

  • Dollar bills
  • Soda Pop Bottles (aka Soda Pop Eco-grind)
  • Wheat Starch
  • Coconut shells
  • Maple Wood

Meaning, these everyday items get a second chance and our oceans and landfills stay cleaner.


How many toothbrushes get thrown away each year in the US? 

A thousand? A hundred thousand?

We ran the numbers, and if each person uses 4 toothbrushes a year…the total is around 23 billion

When was the last time you’ve seen a billion of anything? (Besides diapers…It definitely feels like we’ve come close to seeing a billion of those.) 

Now imagine a billion toothbrushes polluting our landfills every year. That’s 50 million pounds of plastic dumped into our landfills and spilling out into our oceans! It takes a maxim of 500 YEARS to decompose a standard plastic toothbrush. Our landfills and oceans really need our help. (Even a natural bamboo toothbrush can take upwards of 20 years to decompose.)

With your help, we could impact that number by 20 billion toothbrushes! 

Making the switch to RADIUS is a sustainable choice. Our recyclable toothbrushes eliminate 90 out of the 100 toothbrushes that will end up in our landfills and oceans each year. 

Our planet-friendly toothbrushes are great for babies, toddlers, kids, teens, and even your furry pups!

We are 100% plant-based, biodegradable, BPA-free, USDA and ADA certified and have replaceable heads to reduce landfill waste! (Can your current plastic toothbrush say that?)


No one wants to see our oceans polluted and harmed – cheeky sea lions included.

At RADIUS, sustainability – and healthy smiles – are our top missions. We believe in leaving the world better than we found it. That includes preserving Earth’s limited and precious resources. That’s why we invented the BEST sustainable toothbrush line of all time!  Our oral care line goes through rigorous processes to make sure we are being as kind to the world as possible. 

Not sure where to start? Check out our crowd– and planet– favorites:

(All of our Forever Brushes are perfect for righties and lefties, lessen pressure on your gums and reduce periodontal disease. Their bristles are made from veggie-based nylon giving you a gentle and effective clean. And of course, each brush comes with a replacement head– to reduce waste in our landfills.)

Don’t forget! Each and every purchase not only helps shrink our landfills, but now removes plastic from our oceans. Leaving your smile, and the planet, healthier. 

Oceans are the lungs of our planet– let’s help breathe new life into it.

Ready to save our oceans? Swim over and scoop up a sustainable ocean-friendly toothbrush here.

RADIUS– For you AND the oceans too.