Bamboo Toothbrush (Medium Bristles)
Dentists recommend that we change our toothbrushes every 3 months - just imagine the number of plastic toothbrushes we discard globally in a year! Our population is currently 7.7 billion. Imagine if 7.7 billion people (7,700,000,000) thought that one plastic toothbrush they used didn't make a difference.
Make the sustainable swap to bamboo toothbrushes which are made of natural and fast-growing bamboo.
The handle is made from 100% Mao bamboo (cultivated for commercial use so that we don't compete with the Pandas for food) and have an ergonomic design. As they have a flat base, they can also stand on their own so that it's easy to keep them dry when not in use.
Bristles are made of Nylon. If your area's trash management system disposes of trash via landfills or industrial composting facilities, please ensure you cut away the Nylon bristles before tossing the toothbrush. The bamboo handle is biodegradable and compostable where such facilities exist.
Colour(s) available: Purple
Country of origin: China
Interesting fact: In Singapore, all of our trash is incinerated, and not left in landfills to decompose. The end-product of the incineration is ash, which is then disposed of in our landfill in Pulau Semakau. As such, there is actually no opportunity for our trash to biodegrade naturally. We also do not have an industrial composting facility, so materials marked as "compostable" are also almost never commercially composted in Singapore. Interesting nuggets to bear in mind when purchasing items marketed as "biodegradable" or "compostable" in Singapore.