Toothbrushes have become an essential part of our daily routines. In fact, the toothbrush trumped cars, computers and mobile phones as the invention respondents couldn’t live without in MIT’s Lemelson Innovation Index survey (2003). It’s no surprise really -us humans have been obsessed with oral hygiene for centuries.
WHY CHOOSE A BAMBOO TOOTHBRUSH?
A huge downside of plastic toothbrushes is that they can’t be recycled. Most dentists recommend replacing your toothbrush every three or four months. If everyone around the world followed this recommendation, approximately 23 billion toothbrushes head for landfills each year. That’s 300 toothbrushes in a person’s lifetime. Yikes.
HOW IS A BAMBOO TOOTHBRUSH MADE?
Our bamboo toothbrush starts life as Moso Bamboo. Don’t worry we haven’t stolen a panda’s dinner. Moso bamboo is “panda-friendly”, pandas do not eat it or inhabit the area of China where it’s grown. The Moso bamboo that goes into making our brushes is sustainably-grown without the use of fertilisers or pesticides.
LOOKING AFTER YOUR TOOTHBRUSH
Rinse and care for your bristles just as you would with a conventional toothbrush. Bamboo is a material that will keep best when stored dry. We recommend keeping your toothbrush upright in an open-air toothbrush holder between uses.
We recommend replacing your toothbrush every 2 to 3 months. By then, the bristles look like it’s a bad hair day, every day. But before it’s ready for the compost, our bamboo friend can be a plant marker in the garden or even a great cleaning tool for those difficult nooks and crannies.
BAMBOO TOOTHBRUSH DISPOSAL
When the time has come to dispose of your bamboo toothbrush, remove the bristles with a pair of pliers and dispose of in your household waste. The 100% biodegradable bamboo can be disposed of in your composting bin or used as firewood