I sent the following letter to Crest, Oral-B, Colgate, Mentadent and Philips...check it out!
"I recently found a company that offers toothbrushes made from recycled plastics and will also recycle the used toothbrush (http://www.recycline.com/toothbrush.html/). I will only be buying these toothbrushes in the future.
I would love to see your company offer a similar product. It makes sense for the environment, your bottom dollar, and our community.
If your company started to make a similar product, I would seriously consider purchasing the product and recommending it to all of my friends and family. Thank you for your time."
Portland, OR xxxxx
My hope is to encourage businesses to use environmentally friendly practices by not only "voting" with my dollars but to also clue them in to what I types of products I do want. My goal is to write one letter a week (to corporations, politicians, etc) in an attempt to be heard. I am not naive...I know the corporations get tons of letters/comments but it is still worth a try.
Let me know if there is a letter you want me to write or an issue you want me to write about. I'm going to need the inspiration. Oh...I'll also keep you posted on if I hear back from anyone.