Brush with Bamboo is a USDA Certified Biobased Product by United States Government’s Biopreferred Program. A purchase of their toothbrush is a vote for biobased products that are not fossil fuel-based. All products are Verified BPA-Free, Vegan, Non-GMO, Gluten-Free and Non-toxic.
- This special SOFT bristle is composed of 62% Castor Bean Oil, 38% nylon, and is made in the USA.
- The handle is made from 100% bamboo (organic and wild – no pesticides or fertilizers).
- The wrapper around the toothbrush is plant-based and commercially compostable.
- The box encasing the toothbrush is made from paper – no tape or glue is used.
- Your bamboo toothbrushes can be used for just as long as plastic toothbrushes.
- Many adults prefer to use a smaller, kids toothbrush because it get to those hard to reach back teeth.
"This special SOFT bristle is composed of 62% Castor Bean Oil, 38% plastic. This is the latest and most advanced biobased bristle in the world today. It’s biobased, but still not biodegradable. You may have seen Dasani brand plastic water bottles made form 30% plants – our bristle is a similar concept. Prior to the invention of nylon in the 1930s, pig hair was used for toothbrush bristles worldwide. Today, pig hair remains the only biodegradable option – and it is a very controversial material. We hope you’ll support our brand as we “vote” with our supply chain. We’re pushing bristle manufacturers to develop better alternatives to nylon. This new bristle that we are now using is the best available option. It’s not perfect, but it’s a step in the right direction."
The different parts of the toothbrush can be disassembled for proper disposal. The bristles are not biodegradable but could be recyclable in your city. The issue with recycling bristles is that they are very small and lightweight: curbside recycling will not work. You may be able to work out a solution by contacting your local recycling facility. But otherwise, the bristles will have to be landfilled. Using pliers, it is easy to remove the bristles from the head. Doing so will also remove a small metal staple that is used to clamp the bristles to the handle. The handle can be reused or disposed of in a commercial composting bin.