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give plastic a boo and try out bamboo

October 4, 2018

One of the easiest zero waste swap outs is switching out your plastic toothbrush for a bamboo one.

In the U.S. alone, over 850 million toothbrushes are thrown away each year. And those toothbrushes are plastic. That means, those bad boys are still chillin’ in landfills all over the place.

And that’s such an easy switch to make!

There are tons of bamboo toothbrushes on the market now. You can find tooonnnsss on Amazon. From my research, the best bamboo toothbrush on the market right now is brush with bamboo. The toothbrush is compostable and the bristles, though not biodegradable, are plant-based.

From my understanding, there’s one toothbrush on the market that is 100% compostable and it’s bristles are made from boar hair. Depending on your ethics about animal welfare, that might not be the best option for you. Also, I’ve heard the bristles are a bit mushy in the mouth.

These brush with bamboo toothbrushes should be changed every three months. And they’re affordable!

REASONS BRUSH WITH BAMBOO IS 👌🏻🔥

IT’S ORGANIC, YO!

The bamboo handle is made with 100% organic bamboo. Since bamboo is naturally antimicrobial, fertilizers and pesticides aren’t needed!

PLANT-BASED BRISTLES

Right now, biodegradable bristles are not on the market — unless you use boar hair. These bristles are made with 62% castor bean oil and 38% BPA-free nylon. Most recycling companies might not take the bristles because of how small they are, but contact your nearest recycling company for details!

COMPOSTABLE PACKAGING

The toothbrush box is paper and the wrapper is plant-based. Both materials are completely compostable!

SUSTAINABILITY WINS!

Bamboo is super sustainable. A full stalk grows back in two years! If you can buy a bamboo option of just about anything — do it!

YA GOTTA LOVE GOOD PEOPLE

Lastly, I just really like this company. Go on their website for more info about how they got started, but essentially they started their business from their home in California where they have a gorgeous garden. They wanted to lead a zero waste life and eventually created this company! Pretty cool 🙂

Do you brush with bamboo? If so, which toothbrush do you recommend? And if you don’t brush with bamboo, why the heck not?! 🙂

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