Toothbrushes come in all different shapes and sizes and there are a lot of different options related to your oral care. When choosing a toothbrush, a lot of us might not think of the impact that a small item, such as a toothbrush, can have on the environment. However, in the last decade it has been evident that this impact of plastic waste is definitely affecting both the environment and us!
Most people might not be aware, but every single one of the plastic toothbrushes you’ve owned is still on this earth. For something that needs to be replaced quite frequently, this adds up to a LOT of plastic over time. As a result a lot of people are now starting to move over to a more eco-friendly toothbrush option to help reduce waste.
How can a small change help positively contribute to the environment we live in? By choosing a bamboo toothbrush.
Is the toothbrush really eco-friendly?
Before buying just any bamboo toothbrush, you should research which toothbrush to purchase. Watch out for unethical brands that want to hop on the “eco-friendly” bandwagon. If you look through some of the bamboo toothbrushes online, take note of how the toothbrushes are packed. There are quite a few companies that may offer a bamboo toothbrush only to wrap it in plastic. Quite ironic, isn’t it?
While other brands might package their bamboo toothbrushes in plastic, Brush Naked Wraps the brushes in a 100% biodegradable/compostable cello made from wood and cotton pulp. When you order you can choose to have it sent without the box! Another bonus for the environment! Please put NO BOX in the comment section when you order. We even produce travel tubes for the toothbrushes made from bamboo! Making it that much easier take out and about.
Bamboo toothbrush bristles
Another item that should be looked at is the bristles of the brush. Typically, a standard bamboo toothbrush uses regular nylon bristles. Brush Naked bristles are made using 35% castor bean oil. The castor bean oil replaces petroleum and that means less carbon is used in their production than a conventional bristle The best part is that you won’t feel a difference!
Ethically Sourced & sustainable Bamboo
Brush Naked uses ethically sourced bamboo, It is naturally organic, anti-bacterial and doesn’t require the use of pesticides or traditional irrigation. The bamboo that is used is not eaten by pandas, so it doesn’t take away their food source. We wrap our toothbrushes in a compostable/biodegradable cello made from wood and cotton pulp to keep our toothbrushes sanitary.