Red Biodegradable Toothbrush
This red bamboo handled toothbrush with matching coloured BPA-free nylon bristles is the perfect alternative to nasty never-ending plastic toothbrushes. The toothbrush comes in a recyclable or compostable cardboard box with zero plastic content, no plastic windows or coatings. All completely vegan.
Handle: Designed in England, made from biodegradable & sustainable bamboo in China. The painted base stops it going mouldy!
Bristles: BPA-free nylon which are vegan and effective, though it does not fully biodegrade. With the rest of the brush being plastic-free, you are still buying a product with 95%+ less plastic than any mainstream toothbrush. We are still searching for a 100% plastic free options so maybe we will have one ready by the time you need to replace this one.
Brush care: Rinsing the brush thoroughly then tapping it against your hand to remove excess water will improve performance & lifespan. Dentists recommend toothbrush replacement every 3 months.
Disposal: The nylon bristles can be extracted for recycling if your local centres takes it. The handles will break down and can go in with green garden waste, into wood recycling or be reused as a plant marker or similar.
Some eco FYI from our supplier Non-Plastic Beach:
“There are approximately 3.5 billion toothbrushes used annually across the world and the vast majority of them are plastic, meaning they hang around for centuries. Strange to think the first ever plastic toothbrush is probably sat in a long forgotten waste tip somewhere waiting for a future equivalent of the fictional rubbish robot, Wall-E to discover it again.
We didn’t want to chew sticks or lose our teeth before we were 40, so we went looking for plastic-free toothbrushes for ourselves we found there were a few out there, but some of them made imaginative claims on compostability etc. We sought an alternative to nylon bristles, but we found the alternatives were either not what they said they were (still plastic or not as compostable as claimed), rubbish at cleaning our teeth or had ethical issues in their manufacture. We are going to keep looking, but unless it works, we won’t use it.
We also found the packaging was not always ideal, with plastic coated cardboard or even a bamboo toothbrush in a plastic blister pack (seriously). So we went with a bamboo brush, because bamboo grows very fast and requires less in the way of chemicals or water than any comparable material.”