Brush with Bamboo is an idea that instead of using plastic handled toothbrushes we should be using ones made from bamboo.
It’s a pretty great toothbrush, it’s comfortable and the bristles were softer (but not too soft) that I was used to. I thought the wood would feel odd when wet and in my mouth, but I didn’t notice anything. Toothpaste foamed up great and I’ve been using it for a few days with no problem.
Dentists recommend replacing your toothbrush every three months and I can’t see this bamboo toothbrush having any problems with that.
Over 2 billion toothbrushes are apparently send to landfill every year. While most could be recycled (and even turned into new toothbrushes) most aren’t. Bamboo on the other hand is one of the fastest growing plants on earth (up to 4 feet a day!) and is renewable. It also is naturally antifungal so protects itself against mold.
Brush with Bamboo even give you some instructions on disposing of this toothbrush ecologically:
- Box can be composted or recycled
- Wrapper toothbrush is made from plants and compostable
- The bristles are BPA free nylon and can be recycled if removed from the handle.
There are also instructions on the website about taking care of it. You can also buy it from their shop of course.
It seems a great idea, and the cost is not much more than a plastic toothbrush (less in some cases) so should make a great alternative for those Eco-conscious teeth cleaners out there!