Sometimes you see an idea that makes you smack yourself on the side of the head and ask why nobody thought about that before, and this, from Yanko Design, of them. Ryan Harc designed this toothbrush (called DEWS) with a weight in the base to make it stand upright.
The designer writes:
DEWS does away with concerns about whether your toothbrush is resting on an unhygienic surface. This upstanding toothbrush makes use of a weight at the end of its rounded handle to create a centre of gravity at the handle base. When the toothbrush is set down, it will sway momentarily until it reaches a position of balance - much like a tumble doll.
But it is a lot of stuff to throw away. Many TreeHugger types use Eco-Dent , Terradents or Monte Biancos with removable heads to minimize waste. Perhaps the designer would consider a removable head as well. Then it would be perfect. Found on Yanko