The Environmental Toothbrush is a simple solution. With handles made from bamboo, a natural cellulose fibre, the handles 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.
The handle is made of MOSO 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. Environmental Toothbrush bamboo is cultivated for between three to five 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. Environmental Toothbrush bamboo is grown by many local farmers (NOT PLANTATION).
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 mould) during normal use.
The bristles are made from a BPA Free polymer resistant to microbial growth during normal use, to ensure safety and durability. Environment Toothbrush have tried to find a biodegradable bristle but as of this time, there is unfortunately nothing available – apart from boars hair! The bristles are not Nylon 4.
Environmental Toothbrush have brought a toothbrush to the market that is better for the environment and is a far better alternative to a full plastic toothbrush.
Disposing Of Your Environmental Toothbrush
For best results, most dentists recommend you replace your toothbrush either monthly or at least every quarter. Environmental Toothbrush road-tested their toothbrush for over 8 months – though they do not recommend using the same brush for so long.
The Environmental Toothbrush handle can be disposed of safely by returning it to the earth in compost or landfill. The bamboo handle will biodegrade into the soil without pollution. Environmental Toothbrush suggest removing the bristles and place these into the normal bin.