30 million toothbrushes are disposed of every year in Australia, amounting to approximately 1000 tonnes of plastic landfill. The Environmental Toothbrush is a simple solution and it was invented by a Brisbane dentist.
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. It re-generates itself naturally, with minimal rain and without the need for harmful pesticides. In fact, by harvesting and using the bamboo, it helps control unwanted spread into agricultural and natural forest areas. This 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 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. For best results, it is recommended to replace your toothbrush monthly.
The Environmental Toothbrush handle can be disposed of by returning it to earth in compost, green waste or landfill. The bamboo Handle will biodegrade into soil without pollution. Removing the bristles before disposing of is recommended.