If you have seen the plastic waste problem on the news, then you know how serious this problem already is. In the US alone, it's estimated that around 1 billion toothbrushes end up in the landfill every year. In Australia, there are over 30million toothbrushes that are used and tossed away, which adds up to 1000tons of plastic toothbrushes dumped in the landfills yearly.
Each year, this plastic goes into our land and oceans, harming our wildlife and plants with hundreds of thousands of marine creatures dying from plastic ingestion
Switching to a high-quality Bamboo Toothbrush from your standard plastic one is an easy way to IMMEDIATELY reduce the plastic in your home. Made from sustainably harvested bamboo.
SOFT BRISTLES & PERFECT FOR SENSITIVITY
Super soft bristles so it's gentle on your mouth when brushing. Easy to clean off food and residue from your teeth and gums. Perfect for sensitive teeth and gums.
WHAT IS GOOD ABOUT BAMBOO?
Natural bamboo wood is a natural plant that is fully biodegradable and can sustain up to 3 feet (1 meter) a day for some species. It is a renewable and sustainable resource that will help to eliminate your plastic waste in the environment and help you to become waste-free.
Bamboo is also biodegradable which keeps the planet free from harm. Bamboo toothbrushes only take around 6 months to compost, while the plastic alternative takes 100s of years to FULLY break down. Bamboo is also known for being a toughdurableplant that can survive even the harshest of conditions nature has to offer. It's naturally antibacterial properties aren't destroyed during the manufacturing process of making the toothbrush.
HOW PLASTIC AFFECTS THE ENVIRONMENT AND YOUR MOUTH
Brushing your teeth is a good hygienic practice. However, standard toothbrushes are made of BPA or PVC based plastic, which actually leaves toxic microparticles of plastic in your mouth - YUCK!
Every time you throw away a plastic toothbrush, you:
Increase the plastic problem. 50 million pounds of toothbrushes are added to US landfills each year.
Use non-renewable energy. Plastic toothbrushes are made of polypropylene plastic and nylon bristles - both sourced from non-renewable fossil fuels.
Contribute to greenhouse gases. Manufacturing nylon creates nitrous oxide, a greenhouse gas that is 310 times MORE potent than carbon dioxide.
CARING FOR YOUR BAMBOO TOOTHBRUSH:
Very little extra care is required for a bamboo toothbrush. But, here are a few things you should keep in mind:
Responsibly dispose of the package. Compost, burn or recycle the packing whenever you can.
Keep it dry. Do a quick wipe with a dry towel after you brush your teeth. This will ensure the longevity of your bamboo toothbrush. Store it in an upright, clean glass jar or container.
Upcycle. You can reuse your bamboo toothbrush when it becomes worn-out before recycling it. Use it as a scrubber for cleaning the grout in your shower, rubbing stains out of clothing, and polishing faucets and drains in your bathroom.
Remove the bristles. Before you compost your bamboo toothbrush, make sure you remove the bristles by simply pulling the bristles out in small sections with a pair of pliers. Use a secure grip and strong pliers, and the bristles should come out easily. It's important to make sure that the bristles are removed before you compost the handle.
Compost. After you've removed the bristles, you can now compost the bamboo handle. You can break up the handle a bit with a hammer to ensure it composts easily. The handle should return to the soil within 6 months. Even though nylon bristles can't be recycled, composting the handle will significantly reduce our planet's plastic waste problem.
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