Bamboo Environmental Toothbrush in a Soft bristle available online at Flora & Fauna.
The Environmental Toothbrush is the solution to the 30 million toothbrushes disposed of each year in Australia. Invented by a Brisbane dentist, The Environmental Toothbrush is a simple solution. Made from bamboo, a natural cellulose fibre, they are biodegradable, environmentally sustainable, and do not pollute the environment. The amazing growth and self-renewing ability of bamboo means that deforestation is not necessary either. Even the packaging is biodegradable and they are fair trade.
What types are available?
That is an easy one to answer - Although most dentists will only recommend a SOFT bristle we have found that approx 45% of Australians use a Medium toothbrush... So the toothbrush is available in both Soft and Medium in the Adult size and Soft in the Child size.
The handle is made of MOSO bamboo, an environmentally sustainable timber. Bamboo is technically considered a member of the grass family. It is the fastest growing plant on earth, and incredibly abundant. The bamboo is cultivated for between three to five years, and then harvested. It re-generates itself naturally, with minimal rain and without the need for harmful pesticides. In fact, by harvesting and using the bamboo, we help to control unwanted spread into agricultural and natural forest areas. Our bamboo is grown by many local farmers (NOT PLANTATION).
The bamboo is heat treated to carbonise the surface of the bamboo, giving it a quality finish and good service life. The carbonisation finishing process provides water resistance and prevents the growth of microbes (bacteria and moulds) during normal use.
The bristles are made from a BPA FREE polymer resistant to microbial growth during normal use, to ensure safety and durability.
We recommend you rinse and dry your toothbrush after use to keep it clean.
The toothbrush can be put in a composter to biodegrade so you can return to earth. Ideally the bristles are pulled out and thrown away seperately as these don't break down as well as the wood.
Good toothbrushBy: Brenda on 10 August 2019I’ve been using these for ages and they last well and are much better for the environment than plastic ones
Bamboo ToothbrushBy: Judith Cameron on 9 August 2019An excellent product
DisappointedBy: Anonymous on 10 July 2019I wish I could love this toothbrush, I was so excited to try it out. Unfortunately from the first brush I ended up with a mouthful of bristles. The second toothbrush I tried did the same thing :(
My ride or die!By: Ash on 22 June 2019I've been making changes in my lifestyle this year to live more sustainably and save our planet. Obviously, a switch I had to make was my toothbrush. So I got this product; and let me tell you, I'm never going back to anything else! the bristles are the perfect softness and the biodegradable aspect and the zero waste packaging of this product makes it impossible to find something to be unhappy about! I love this toothbrush so much, and honestly, I never thought I would use that sentence but here we are. anyway do yourself a favour and get yourself one of these toothbrushes NOW!
Love theseBy: Ann on 11 April 2019Perfect for all the family