Brush With Bamboo
- Forest Stewardship Council Certifications for bamboo used
- USDA 100% Biobased certifications where warranted
- Green America Certified Business
- Founders are permaculture gardening practitioners
- Strong advocates of the plastic free / zero-waste movement
The handle is made from sustainable bamboo and the bristles are made from all-natural castor bean oil. Metal staples are used to clamp the bristles to the handle (common in all toothbrush manufacturing).
Before first use, thoroughly rinse the toothbrush handle and bristles with water. There may be some bamboo dust that remains on the toothbrush head and handle after manufacturing. Apply the desired amount of toothpaste and brush. Rinse well after each use and keep in a dry ventilated area when not in use.
The box encasing the toothbrush is made from paper – no tape or glue is used.
Keep dry in a ventilated area when not being used.
China and European Union
This toothbrush is composed of three parts: a handle, bristles, and metal staples that are used to clamp the bristles to the handle (metal staples are used in most toothbrush manufacturing).
Bamboo – similar to what happens in a natural environment, bamboo will completely decompose but the amount of time this takes is dependent on things like soil composition, temperature, and the size and density of the object, amongst others. Time frames can range from a few months to a few years. Breaking it down into smaller pieces can accelerate the process of decomposition and this is recommended before introducing it into an environment that’s suitable for composting.
Staples – the metal (aluminum) in this toothbrush will break down through chemical reactions in the environment.
Bristles – the USDA Certified 100% Biobased bristles are biobased but not compostable. Although these bristles will eventually return to the soil (manufacturer claim), if desired, you may remove them with plyers. Terracycle has a program in place for these hard to recycle materials. See the link below for more details:
Paper Based Box – for the paper-based box the toothbrush comes in, simply throw in a recycling or green waste bin.
Handle including head of brush is 7.375 inches in length
Width of handle and brush head is approximately .5 inches
Length of brush head alone is 1.25 inches
Weight is .375 lbs.