Bamboo Toothbrushes

"We know there are two things in life that are non-negotiable. The body you live in and the earth you live on. We believe in taking positive steps to preserve them both." .... that's what the maker of the eco-friendly bamboo toothbrush believes and we totally support them in that mission. Clean teeth with a clean earth.

 I love that we’re able to keep learning and keep evolving every day of our lives. I love that just because we’ve done something one way for years, that it doesn’t mean we can’t change our way the next. That’s why we’re not replacing our plastic toothbrushes this time with more Dora the Explorer and Ben 10 and Colgate Reach, we’re going for a more natural alternative developed by suburban Brisbane dentist Natalya Taylor.

The Environmental Toothbrush is a bamboo-handled toothbrush. Simple huh!?! It and the bristles will biodegrade without pollution in your compost…or if you’re an apartment dweller, just stick them in your pot plant when you’re finished with it.
 

The Environmental Toothbrush company states this as one of their values: “We know there are two things in life that are non-negotiable… The body you live in and the earth you live on. We believe in taking positive steps to preserve them both.”


That’s a pretty cool philosophy and sums up so simply how both are interconnected. We often feel there’s not a lot we can do to help the environment, but this is such a simple and economical way to stop more plastic being unnecessarily generated. We actually grow clumping bamboo on the farm here as animal fodder, for human consumption (sweet bamboo shoots) and as a useful material, so we know how quickly it regenerates, it’s a really wonderful alternative to plastic.


So if you haven’t guessed, we love these toothbrushes and the concept behind them so much, we’re now stocking them in our bathroom and our online shop. The Environmental Toothbrush is available in a pack of 12 or you can buy them individually. The come in soft bristle, medium bristle and children’s soft bristle.


In Australia, over 30 million toothbrushes are used and disposed of by Australians each year, amounting to approximately 1000 tonnes of landfill each year. The plastic they’re made of won’t break down in our lifetime. Nor within the lifetime of our children. Imagine this kind of waste on a global scale. Now there’s actually something you can do about it!