Everything you need to know about Bamboo Toothbrush
As more and more people are getting aware of the harmful effects of plastic, Bamboo Toothbrushes are gaining popularity as an alternative to regular plastic ones. Plastic toothbrushes are the 2nd largest plastic waste after plastic bags. Only in India more than 150 million plastic toothbrushes are thrown away in the garbage. Think of this – All the toothbrushes that you have used in your entire lifetime and thrown away are still somewhere in the landfill polluting the earth, yes it takes 1000 years for them to decompose. Hence, we need to act and make a switch now.
Let us understand more about Bamboo Toothbrush so you can decide whether it is a right product for you.
What is Bamboo Toothbrush?
Bamboo Toothbrush is the bio-degradable alternative to the regular plastic toothbrush. It is called sustainable because it is made out of material called Bamboo. This is because Bamboo is rapidly growing plant and doesn’t require huge amount of water to grow. It produces 35% more oxygen than that of an equivalent stand of trees.
Are Bamboo Toothbrush equally effective?
Yes, absolutely. It’s design is similar to plastic toothbrush and it effectively cleans your teeth and gums. Like regular toothbrush, it needs to be replaced every 2-3 months or when you find the bristles are frayed.
How to dispose-off Bamboo Toothbrush?
First see if you can re-use Bamboo Toothbrush for any household cleaning. If not read further.
Bamboo Toothbrushes have handle that is completely made of Bamboo and is bio-degradable. However, it’s bristles contain nylon and hence, it needs to be disposed-off carefully otherwise they will indeed harm environment. Pluck out Nylon bristles with the help of plucker and donate it to a recycling center so it doesn’t get into the soil. Handle can be used for gardening purpose or put into the compost bin.
But Bamboo toothbrushes all look same, How do I differentiate?
This one if very simple, put your name with a marker on it so you don’t confuse yours with other family member.
Have you already switched to Bamboo Toothbrush? If no, here is the link to buy one and start your journey with EcoTrendy Bamboo Toothbrush.
Remember, your simple act of switching to a Bamboo Toothbrush has great potential to inspire others and having a positive impact on the environment around.
Be a change maker!