Environmental Toothbrush - Adult Medium
The ENVIRONMENTAL Toothbrush
The hundreds of choices we make each day impact the environment
Sometimes it’s a big decision… Sometimes it’s as small as changing your toothbrush.
In Australia, over 30 million toothbrushes are used and disposed of by Australians each year, amounting to approximately 1000 tonnes of landfill each year. The plastic they’re made of won’t break down in our lifetime; nor within the lifetime of our children. Imagine that on a global scale.
The Enviro Toothbrush is a simple solution. Made from bamboo, a natural cellulose fibre, they are 100% 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.
About the ENVIRONMENTAL Toothbrush
The handle: The handle is made of 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. Our bamboo is cultivated for three 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.
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: The bristles are made from a 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 Toothbrushes are available in Adult SOFT, Adult MEDIUM and a Child’s SOFT.
How long do they last?
The Environmental Toothbrush will last well beyond the recommended maximum of three months.
Disposing of your toothbrush
For best results, we recommend you replace your toothbrush monthly. The Environmental Toothbrush can be disposed of safely by returning it to earth in compost or landfill. Both the bamboo and bristles will biodegrade into soil, without pollution.