Introducing a biodegradable toothbrush. Because of our commitment to reducing waste, particularly plastic, we are encouraging you to think about your plastic toothbrush and what happens to it when you throw it away.
Dentists across the world recommend a new toothbrush every 3 months. So that’s about 300 toothbrushes during our lifetime, and if everyone in the world uses a plastic one, that’s 6.8 billion people throwing away 300 toothbrushes, and each plastic toothbrush taking 400 years to decompose. That’s a pretty grim prospect. Plastic toothbrushes cannot be recycled in the normal way, in your local council kerbside recycling scheme. They are made from a mix of plastic material derived from crude oil and rubber produces harmful plastic by-products that releases harmful chemicals into the air. The majority of plastic toothbrushes end up in landfills and ocean. With time they breakdown into smaller pieces and wash up on to the shores. Millions of species have now been documented as having encountered plastic debris, with nearly 400 involving entanglement and ingestion. Between entanglement, ingestion and ecosystem damage, the threat of plastic pollution impacts marine species both large and small.
And we can change all this by switching to a biodegradable toothbrush.
If you use a wooden toothbrush, when you throw it away, it will decompose in under a year. Yes it’s a little bit more expensive, but only the price of a cup of coffee in your local coffee shop. Isn’t it worth trying the switch to a more sustainable way of keeping your teeth clean?
We have decided to trial stocking this lovely wooden biodegradable toothbrush:
High quality solid bamboo handle adult toothbrush.
Boxed in a recycled card box
The manufacturing process is pollution Free
Highly Sustainable Timber
Handle Material: Bamboo fibre
Brush Bristles：12 mm
If you would like to know more about caring for you teeth whilst caring for the environment, please pop over to our blog about homemade toothpaste.
To read more about eco friendly tooth brushes, this is a really interesting blog, particularly with reference to eco friendly bristles.