W H A T M A K E S I T E C O – F R I E N D L Y?
These toothbrushes are made with biodegradable wooden bamboo handles and a BPA-free nylon bristle. The eco-friendly packaging is plant-based and compostable for sustainability. This means they can be broken down naturally by themselves over time.
HOW ARE THEY MANUFACTURED, AND IS THE PROCESS ECO-FRIENDLY?
They are harvested roughly 1 foot above the ground and are transported to a nearby factory to be hand cut to length and sanded down before being allowed to dry for a certain time depending on the season and humidity levels. The cut and dried bamboo is then entered into a hand machine that shapes bamboo into a toothbrush shape. Here the bamboo toothbrush is treated with vegetable oil to give it quality and resistance to water. The next element of the production line is the hole into which bristles are pressed into. 39 precise holes are punched into the top of bamboo at an incredible 4 toothbrushes being punched at a time. The charcoal-infused bristles are then pressed into the head of the brush.
HOW DOES IT WORK IN COMPARISON TO SIMILAR PRODUCTS?
Conventional toothbrushes are made from various hard plastics, high-density polyethylene, and nylon. It will take more than 500 years to break down, according to U.S. National Environmental Organization fully, but these toothbrush handles are made from natural bamboo. They will take only around six months to break down.
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HOW DO WE DISPOSE OF AND HOW LONG DOES IT TAKE TO DISPOSE OF IT?
Pull the bristles out with pliers and recycle them. Throw the bamboo handle in the bio-waste bin. It takes 6 months to dispose of completely.