Bamboo Toothbrushes: These bamboo
toothbrush handles are made from Moso bamboo, a material that
is biodegradable and can be composted. The bristles are medium and are
made of nylon 6.
Bristles: While the natural colored nylon bristles
cannot be composted, we recommend to put them inside a larger container
or bag that you're putting in the trash or recycling, to ensure
they don't fall out and end up in the environment. The bristles are held
in with metal staples, which could be recycled if eventually removed
from the handle. You can also saw off the top of the brush and compost
the handle, and put the head part in the trash.
Why Bamboo: Bamboo is an incredibly versatile raw
material. It's long lasting, anti-bacterial, has a tensile strength
stronger than steel, releases 35% more oxygen compared to trees, and can
grow up to a staggering 30 meters within just 3 years! Bamboo will also
biodegrade naturally over time. Bamboo naturally repels water, making
for a great toothbrush.