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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.
In Australia, over 30 million toothbrushes are used and disposed of by Australians each year, amounting to approximately 1000 tonnes of landfill each year. The plastic they're made from won't break down in our lifetime; nor within the lifetime of our children. Imagine that on a global scale.
The Environmental Toothbrush is a simple solution. Made from bamboo, a natural cellulose fibre, they 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.
About the Environmental Toothbrush
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. It is recommended that you rinse and dry your toothbrush after use to keep it clean.
Also available as a single toothbrush in Adult Soft, Adult Medium and Child Soft brush styles; or in a value pack of 12 brushes.
Disposing of your toothbrush
For best results, dentists recommend that you replace your toothbrush monthly. The Environmental Toothbrush can be disposed of safely by returning it to earth in compost or landfill. Both the bamboo and bristles will biodegrade into soil, without pollution.