Updated: 7 days ago
So why switch from a plastic to a bamboo toothbrush? The answer is simple - it’s easy, cost effective and environment friendly. I could really go on.
BubbleBrush is a great alternative to the plastic toothbrushes we use every day. On average we change our toothbrush every 3 months, making 4 toothbrushes a year that is going straight to the landfills. You are thinking, ehhh four toothbrushes are nothing. But it adds up and quickly! In an average lifetime this would be 300 brushes. In a family of four that is 1200 brushes! The first plastic toothbrush was invented in 1938 and that is still hasn't decomposed. It will 2520 when your last plastic toothbrush will finally decompose! This small simple change to bamboo toothbrush can avoid this. And the best thing is, it’s not any different to plastic. Sure, it may feel different at first because the handle is different but after a few brushes, it will be forgotten.
Best of all, our brushes are cruelty free, organic and grown pesticides free! Brushes can be easily disposed of or can be reused for something else. I like to use mine as sticks in my herb plants. To dispose of your BubbleBrush, the bristles first need to be removed with pliers (please try not to use your teeth) and the bristles can be popped into the recycling bin. Unfortunately, our bristles aren't compositable, however we are working on it. The weight of the bristles is less than 1g, so we haven't eliminated plastic completely however there is a significant reduction and it is recyclable. Unfortunately, we couldn't find anything that can decompose and has the same quality as the nylon bristles. We aren't willing to compromise on quality. And pop the handle in the compost bin, reuse it for the plants or great for crafts for the kids. The average bamboo toothbrush will take 3 months to 4 years to decompose completely as it’s dependent on how they are disposed of. Which is loads better than the 500 years for a plastic toothbrush.
BubbleBrush toothbrush should be replaced everything 3 to 4 months or whenever it’s worn out. Hopefully, this won’t happen with the handy grip indicator before the 4 months. By placing the thumb over the animal, will allow kids to apply the correct pressure when brushing as opposed too much and damaging the gums. The bristles are soft, small head and handle are idea for children and for their developing teeth and gums.
Our Moso bamboo is naturally grown without pesticides and is one of the fastest growing plants. Don’t worry, we aren’t taking away from the natural environment or the panda’s food. We are simply repurposing the fast-grown bamboo. This also means that each toothbrush is unique, and some may be brushes darker than others or lighter.
Well, does this answer the question of why switching? If you have any other questions, leave a comment below and I will answer them quick as I can.