Dreaming of a zero-waste bathroom? One of the biggest contributors to waste in the bathroom are toothbrushes. What with all that plastic packaging, and needing to swap them over every three months, there’s so much plastic that needs to be thrown out so often.
23 billion plastic toothbrushes are thrown away worldwide every year, assuming we replace them on average every 3 months
Source: National Geographic, 2019
Toothbrushes are the simplest product to switch and they have the potential to make the biggest impact on your plastic footprint.
So, you’ve been ready to make the switch for a while and switching to a more eco-friendly toothbrush feels like something that should be easy, right? But then the questions start popping up – do they last? Do they clean your teeth properly? How do you dispose of them?
Well, you’ve got questions, we’ve got answers. Read on for all the info on our top five questions.
Are Bamboo Toothbrushes an Eco-Friendly Product?
Surprise, surprise – bamboo toothbrushes are made of bamboo! But let’s get into the nitty gritty because there’s more to know.
As the fastest growing plant in the world, bamboo is an eco-friendly, 100% biodegradable, fast-growing, renewable resource, which makes it a great plastic-free, zero-waste alternative for your toothbrush. The soft bristles are made of BPA-free nylon, which is the most durable and better-value option, and the handle is entirely compostable. More on that later.
Should I Switch to a Bamboo Toothbrush?
Deciding whether a bamboo toothbrush is for you is ultimately up to you and your dentist. Many dentists approve of bamboo toothbrushes, as they are equally as good at cleaning your teeth as the plastic versions, but we do recommend having that conversation with your dentist.
It’s also a good idea to consider the shape of the handle and the head to ensure they suit your needs. Our toothbrushes are made with soft bristles, as recommended by dentists, for an extra gentle clean.
How Do I Recycle My Bamboo Toothbrush?
It’s simple, really:
- Snap off the head of your toothbrush
- Place the handle in the compost – it will biodegrade into the soil, yay!
- Place the head in your bin
And, done. You just saved another plastic toothbrush from landing in the ocean. Feels good, right? 🥳🎉
Already answered all your questions? Let’s do this.
Can I Bulk Buy Bamboo Toothbrushes?
What could be more eco-friendly than reducing packaging and travel miles by bulk-buying? Our toothbrushes come in 4 packs and 10 packs, which are perfect for families or just for stocking up.
The Australian Dental Association recommends replacing your toothbrush at the first sign of wear-and-tear or every three months, whichever comes first. By bulk-buying your toothbrushes, you’ll not only be doing your bit to reduce pollution, you’ll always have your next toothbrush ready to go. That’s our kind of eco-friendly product.
Also consider if you need to stash some kids' brushes at Nanna’s for last-minute sleepovers or in your to-go kit so you don’t accidentally forget next time you’re racing out the door for that weekend trip away.
Where Can I Buy A Bamboo Toothbrush?
From us, of course! Here are our options:
BONUS: Bamboo Toothbrush Fun
As they’re made of Bamboo, it’s so easy for your kids to decorate them to make them truly their own - let them go wild with pencils or textas to add some personality and flair to their brushes.
Now you’re armed with all the bamboo toothbrush knowledge, you’re all set to get started on that zero-waste bathroom.
You can browse all our eco-friendly bathroom products here.