Plastic toothbrushes are an environmental disaster. They are made from plastic which is usually not recyclable, take up to a thousand years to break down, and 80% of the estimated 3.6 million used worldwide per year end up in the sea where they pose a real threat to marine life and habitats!
Enter- The Bamboo Brush
Made with sustainable and biodegradable/compostable Mao bamboo handles and BPA free soft Nylon bristles, our very own Greener Habits Bamboo Toothbrushes are the perfect solution to planet polluting plastic brushes. We are estimated to use 300 toothbrushes in our lifetime, so this switch really will make a big difference!
The handles are made from Mao bamboo- the fastest growing woody plant on the planet. Its an Eco-friendly and naturally sustainable material which grows spontaneously without the need for pesticides, and has a fast regrowth cycle- much much faster than wood.
All of our bamboo toothbrush handles are heat treated to carbonise them. This process gives them a lovely quality finish, but also makes our brushes water-resistant, which helps to prevent the growth of microbes (bacteria and mold).
We chose an ergonomic shape for all of our brushes, as this lets you grip it securely and retain control over your brushing technique.
We also decided to make our brushes with slightly shorter handles than most of the brushes you will be used to, as this means less bamboo is used, and it makes for a super lightweight handle too. Our brush head is also more petite, making it far easier to brush right at the back of your molars. Your dentist will thank you.
And don’t worry about the Pandas, they don’t eat this type of bamboo, so won’t go hungry if you use one of these brushes.
These bristles are medium strength BPA free Nylon, and come in array of colours- which is very helpful if you live in a family or shared accommodation. Plus, who doesn’t love a splash of colour?
The handles on all of our brushes are compostable, but the bristles need to be removed before composting, which is very easy to do. We will do a video on this soon!
Each toothbrush comes in a recycled cardboard box which is fully recyclable. There is no single wrapper on the brushes, to save unnecessary waste. If you would prefer no box at all, or order one of our travel toothbrush cases, we can send your toothbrush naked too!
Additional Information & Overview:
Designed in England
Ethically made in China
100% biodegradable/compostable Mao bamboo handle
Medium nylon bristles
Choose purple, blue, natural or charcoal (black) bristles
Brush measures 17cms along
Every item purchased helps support Friend Farm Animal Sanctuary
Who made your brush?
At Greener Habits we only stock products which are planet, animal and people friendly. This also means making sure the people who make our products are paid fairly and treated well. Our toothbrushes are ethically made in a family run business in China which employs 50 people. They are paid a very fair wage, 25RMB per hour during the day, and 35 RMB per our during the night (I have been informed this is very fair in China), and work in a clean and safe environment. To see pictures of the production factory see product pics.