Collection: The Environmental Toothbrush

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30 million toothbrushes are disposed of every year in Australia, amounting to approximately 1000 tonnes of plastic landfill. It takes hundreds of years before the plastic even begins to break down. The implications of this is devastating. 

Invented by a Brisbane dentist, The Environmental Toothbrush is a simple solution.

Made from bamboo, a natural cellulose fibre, the handles are 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. Even the packaging is bio-degradable.

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. Our 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. Our 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 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. It is recommended to rinse and dry the bristles after use to keep brush clean. Avoid chewing on the toothbrushes or using excessive force in brushing as this may result in bristles being pulled out.

The Environmental Toothbrush handle can be disposed of safely by returning it to earth in compost or landfill. The bamboo Handle will biodegrade into soil without pollution, we suggest that you remove the bristles and place them into the bin.

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