The Environmental Toothbrush
The Environmental Toothbrush is a simple solution. With a handle 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 hundreds of choices we make each day impact the environment. Sometimes it’s a big decision… Sometimes it’s as small as changing your toothbrush.
The Environmental Toothbrush is a proud winner of the news.com.au Peoples Choice and Green Inventions Awards for 2009 as well as the Highly Commended for Green Lifestyle Awards in 2012 & 2013.
The handle is made of 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 three 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.
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 polymer resistant to microbial growth during normal use, to ensure safety and durability. We recommend you rinse and dry your toothbrush after use to keep it clean.
The 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 or recycling.
For the best hygiene and dental care, it is recommended that you replace your toothbrush monthly.
We are doing our bit for the planet by discouraging overuse of wasteful packaging materials and transport emissions. Asking our customers to purchase more than one item means we halve our packaging use and minimise our carbon footprint.
If you choose to continue with a single item purchase, we will donate a portion of your shipping charge to offset the carbon for delivery through Carbon Neutral Biodiverse Reforestation Program.