In Australia alone, over 30 million toothbrushes are used and disposed of each year, amounting to approximately 1000 tonnes of landfill each year. They 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.
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 they 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 bamboo handle will biodegrade into soil without pollution, we suggest that you remove the bristles first and place them into a recycling bin.
These brushes also help to care for the Pandas. Pandas do consume bamboo, but the type of bamboo used to create the bamboo toothbrushes is the high Moso bamboo, which has no leaf growth on the first 5 metres of the stem, so does not serve as a food source for the panda.
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.
We love them because they are gentle on the environment, they do a great job keeping our teeth clean and they look pretty awesome in our bathroom too. We are also proud to be the exclusive distributors for the Environmental Toothbrush in Singapore.