There are three types of the Bamboo Environmental Toothbrush: Medium Bristle, Soft Bristle, and Soft Bristle for Children.
About The Environmental Toothbrush
The handle is made of moso bamboo, an environmentally sustainable material. Bamboo is technically considered a member of the grass family. It is the fastest growing plant on earth, and incredibly abundant. The bamboo is cultivated for three to five years and is then harvested. It re-generates itself naturally, with minimal rain and without the need for harmful pesticides. Harvesting and using the bamboo also helps 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 nylon 4 polymer resistant to microbial growth during normal use, to ensure safety and durability. They are BPA and PVC-free. We recommend you rinse and dry your toothbrush after use to keep it clean.
Disposing of your toothbrush: Dentists recommend that you replace your toothbrush every 3 months and after illness. 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.
The Giant Panda: Chinaís Giant Panda consumes soft bamboo shoots, stems and leaves as its main food source. The Environmental Toothbrush honours the Giant Panda and does not harm their habitat or food sources. The type of bamboo used to create the bamboo toothbrushes is the high Moso bamboo (Phyllostachys Pubescens), which has no leaf growth on the first 5 metres of the stem and therefore does not serve as a food source for the Giant Panda or the small panda.
The hundreds of choices we make each day impact the environment. Sometimes itís a big decision; sometimes it is as small as changing your toothbrush. Millions of toothbrushes are used and disposed of each year, contributing large amounts of waste to our landfills. The plastic they are made of will not break down in our lifetime, or within the lifetime of our children. Imagine that on a global scale. Invented by a Brisbane dentist, 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. Even the packaging is bio-degradable. Making the change to the Environmental Toothbrush will do the planet some good.
2009 News.com.au Green Awards WINNER - Green Invention and People's Choice Awards!
Toothbrushes are individually packaged in a 100% recycled and biodegradable paper box.
1% of all Canadian sales of The Environmental Toothbrush is donated to 1% For the Planet member organizations.