Lets all brush towards a more sustainable future and healthier smile!
Earthly Bamboo Brushes include:
- Soft to medium bristles made from Nylon 4 which is 100% biodegradable
- Adult size
- 100% Biodegradable Bamboo Handle
Made from sustainably sourced bamboo certified by the FSC, nylon bristles and paper packaging, they are 100% biodegradable and the most environmentally sustainable toothbrush on the market today.
More than 448 million tons of plastic are produced every year, which poses a number of problems because plastic doesn't break down and often ends up not getting recycled. In fact, some plastic products — such as straws and toothbrushes — are difficult, if not impossible, to recycle.
Bamboo plants grow quickly, need little care and may thrive without fertilizer or pesticides which makes them a more sustainable choice than wood that takes longer, and needs more resources to grow. Bamboo has a considerably smaller ecological footprint compared to plastic. This is because bamboo is biodegradable. You can compost the handles of bamboo toothbrushes. However, if bamboo toothbrushes end up in the trash, they aren't significantly more environmentally friendly than their plastic cousins so make sure to compost them. They won't leak harmful chemicals and microplastics into the environment when thrown in the trash like plastic does but it won't biodegrade as it is designed to as the environment in a landfill isn't ideal for biodegrading.
It's a good idea to replace bamboo toothbrushes as often as you would any other type of toothbrush. The American Dental Association recommends getting a new toothbrush every three to four months, or once there is visible fraying or damage to the bristles.