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This Female Entrepreneur Wants To Replace Plastic Toothbrushes With Bamboo

By Marissa Higgins

No matter where you stand on the issue, pretty much everybody is familiar with the great plastic straw debate. While many people believe that plastic straw bans are clearly best for the environment, others worry that a ban on them makes life even harder for people with disabilities. While the straw discussion is getting a lot of attention, one female entrepreneur has a different plastic she wants to nix: toothbrushes.

Christina Ramirez, who launched her startup Plus Ultra in 2012, talked to CNN about her mission to replace people's everyday plastic toothbrushes with bamboo instead. 

"Just like plastic straws, we use toothbrushes several times a day. Just like straws, they end up in landfills and oceans and we don't think about their harmful impact," Ramirez told CNN.