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A soft bristled bamboo handled toothbrush with Teluk Yu Yellow painted handle and matching coloured BPA-free nylon bristles. The toothbrush comes in a recyclable or compostable cardboard box with zero plastic content.
Handle: Designed in England, made from biodegradable & sustainable bamboo in China (where it grows). Different colours bases avoid bedtime arguments and stop it going mouldy!
Bristles: BPA-free nylon - the vegan & effective option for cleaning teeth, which does not fully biodegrade. With the rest of the brush being plastic free, you are still buying a product with 95%+ less plastic than any mainstream toothbrush. The bristles are coloured the same as the handle base, which again helps bathroom identification in a household that has gone 100% for bamboo! These are medium-bristled.
Brush care: Rinsing the brush thoroughly then tapping it against your hand to remove excess water will improve performance & lifespan. Dentists recommend toothbrush replacement every 3 months (and who are we to argue)
The Box: Compostable or recyclable cardboard box, no plastic windows or coatings, just a box really… Like the rest of the product, it it doesn’t contain anything to upset vegans.
Disposal: The nylon bristles can be extracted for recycling if your local centres takes it. The handles will break down and can go in with green garden waste, into wood recycling or be reused as a plant marker or similar.
WHY USE A BAMBOO TOOTHBRUSH?
There are approximately 3.5 billion toothbrushes used annually across the world and the vast majority of them are plastic, meaning they hang around for centuries. Strange to think the first ever plastic toothbrush is probably sat in a long forgotten waste tip somewhere waiting for a future equivalent of the fictional rubbish robot, Wall-E to discover it again.
Packaging for plastic brushes is not always ideal, with plastic coated cardboard or even a bamboo toothbrush in a plastic blister pack (seriously). Bamboo grows very fast and requires less in the way of chemicals or water than any comparable material.