Bamboo is a sustainable and biodegradable material as it grows fast without the use of any chemicals or pesticides. It will degrade faster than a plastic toothbrush in landfill or alternatively can be added to your compost heap once the bristles are removed.
Environmental Toothbrush use Moso bamboo - this species of bamboo is known as 'panda-friendly' because pandas do not eat it or inhabit the area where it grows.
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The Environmental Bamboo Toothbrush - Childrens product ethics are indicated below. To learn more about these product ethics and to see related products, follow the links below.
I have got on ok with this brush, while using it for a few months. Yesterday quite a few bristles came out in my mouth, so it was time to throw it. I bought this in order to reduce plastic waste. The item page says "can go in the compost after bristles are removed" - how on earth does one remove them? I tried to pull them out with pliers - no joy. So it's going in the landfill in the end.... disappointing :-(
I buy these toothbrushes for my nephews every year, however they say that the bamboo hurts the inside of their mouths, this is a real shame.
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I was worried that my 6 year old daughter wouldn't like this because it is not colourful, but she loves it.
Anonymous asked this question on 3rd Dec 2017
Q: HirnAre the bristles made out of nylon or are they biodegradable?rnThank you!rnHannah
A: Good Morning,
Many thanks for your query. The bristles are made from a BPA free polymer resistant to microbial growth. They are not biodegradable.
I hope this helps.
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