Products: Bamboo Toothbrush with Charcoal Bristles and Bamboo Tongue Cleaner
Packaging: Completely recyclable
Is the performance of a bamboo toothbrush as good as a plastic toothbrush? Yes.
How long does bamboo toothbrush last for? Dentists recommend changing your toothbrush every three months, whether plastic or bamboo.
How to recycle or dispose of a bamboo toothbrush? Remove the bristles and compost the handle (by burying it in the ground, for example).
What are the bristles on the bamboo toothbrush made of? Nylon infused with Bamboo Charcoal.
Are the bristles hard or soft? Soft.
What is the benefit of Bamboo charcoal bristles? Bamboo charcoal is known to have excellent impurity-absorption properties, thus providing your teeth a superior shine.
Do bamboo handles attract fungus? Yes, bamboo handles (being an organic material) can attract fungus if they are not properly cleaned and if not kept in a dry place.
Is Bamboo wood? No. It is a type of grass.
How to care for a bamboo toothbrush? Keep the toothbrush dry and in a moisture free environment.
#ONEarth Basics: Why choose Bamboo over plastic?
Plastic takes over 1000 years to decompose - ergo, every plastic product ever thrown away is still there on the planet somewhere, choking landfills or oceans. And there are about 8 billion people out there. Think about this for a few seconds.
Bamboo, on the other hand, takes anywhere from a few months to about 5 years to decompose, depending on ambient conditions. It can grow on degraded lands, and is among the fastest growing plants in the world (some species growing as fast as 36 in within 24 hours).
Also, Bamboo is a grass. Not a tree.
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