This bamboo toothbrush, with soft bristles, is an eco-friendly alternative to plastic toothbrushes. The handle is made of MOSO bamboo, an environmentally sustainable resource. Bamboo is a member of the grass family. It is the fastest growing plant on earth, and incredibly abundant. Bamboo can be cultivated for between three to five years, and then harvested. It re-grows naturally, and has minimal need for rain and no need for harmful pesticides.
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 are made from a BPA-free polymer resistant to microbial growth during normal use, to ensure safety and durability. The bristles are not currently biodegradable
At the end of its life, the bamboo toothbrush handle will biodegrade into your garden soil or compost without pollution (first remove the bristles and place them in the landfill bin).
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.