It is a well-known truth that the billions of non-biodegradable plastic items dumped into the ocean each year are becoming a growing menace to the marine world's flora and fauna. To prevent this, a green alternative to plastic toothbrushes was developed, and these eco-friendly bamboo toothbrushes are biodegradable and so completely safe.
The world is becoming more sustainable, and it's time for you to follow suit. It's time to retire your old plastic toothbrushes in favour of bamboo toothbrushes. They are not only more attractive, but they are also a healthier solution for your oral hygiene and the environment.
Here’s why we think you should make the switch:
There is a strong likelihood that some plastic debris contaminate the ocean, threatening marine life. A whale, a penguin, or a sea lion may consume your used plastic toothbrush if you throw it away. Plastic toothbrushes represent 1% of the waste in our oceans. We're used to changing them every 3-4 months, so every year we throw away more than 4.5 billion plastic toothbrushes. These toothbrushes that end up in landfills or our oceans will take over 450 years to decompose.
Bamboo toothbrush handles may be composted and will naturally decay. You can also recycle or reuse the handle.
-Great for oral hygiene
Bamboo also has the advantage of being antifungal by nature. Wood and bamboo are used to make cutting boards and kitchen utensils for a reason. Unlike plastic, the inherent characteristics of bamboo kill bacteria on contact, providing long-term protection from dangerous pathogens. Bamboo is absolutely safe to use and grows in a natural environment. In the cutting and processing of the stems, no toxic substances are used.
Because bamboo is one of the quickest growing plants, obtaining a bamboo toothbrush could be a quick procedure. It's also renewable and sustainable, so there'll be less pollution in the air when the brush is made. Furthermore, because bamboo can be replaced, the bamboo may never be depleted.
Furthermore, because bamboo grows swiftly, it may not need fertilisers or pesticides to thrive.
-Promotes and encourages a environment friendly lifestyle
If you begin and end each day in a sustainable manner, you may be inspired to make other minor changes in your life to become more sustainable. You can start using a re-usable coffee mug, ride your bike to work, eat less red meat, use your bag for life, and so on. There are so many small changes we can all make that won't drastically change our lives, but when we work together as a collaborative with millions of people all over the world, the people will have a voice.
For the sake of the environment, consider switching to a bamboo toothbrush. By simply replacing the plastic toothbrush in your oral kit with its greener alternative made using bamboo, you will immensely contribute to reducing the plastic pollution.