What are the benefits of a Bamboo Toothbrush and what is the impact of plastic toothbrush on environment?
We can answer both these questions at the same time as one can helps us solve the other problem. Plastic pollution is one of the biggest environmental challenges of our times as it does not disappear with the elements of nature. Even when it breaks down, it disintegrates into micro and nano-plastic particles which is even worst -impacting animals, birds, waterways, soil, air or should say pretty much everywhere.
The negative impact of plastic toothbrushes is enormous considering it is the first thing we all use in the morning.
According to an article published in Dental Tribune, it can be estimated that in the US alone about one billion toothbrushes end up in the rubbish bin each year. Considering the world’s population of 7.53 billion people, that makes roughly 29.4 billion toothbrushes each year. On average, a plastic toothbrush weighs around 20 g and so it can be calculated that the whole of humanity produces 600 million kg of plastic toothbrush waste in only 365 days. What many people do not know is that toothbrushes are not recyclable, since small parts get stuck in the machinery. That is why they end up in landfill and “because plastic is essentially indestructible, that means nearly every single toothbrush made since the 1930s is still out there in the world somewhere, living on as a piece of trash,”
Switching to a bamboo toothbrush/wooden toothbrush is just another way to help the environment as bamboo is a sustainable resource.
The next question is which Bamboo Toothbrush to go for as there are so many available in the market.?
The market is full of Bamboo Toothbrushes with all promising to be better than the other and with claims about composability/bio-degradability but unfortunately there is lot of Green-washing around.
Brush with Bamboo bamboo toothbrush stands out from the crowd, they pioneered into making of modern bamboo toothbrushes in 2010 with world’s first partial plant based bristles and constantly improved during this time. It still remains the most ecological modern toothbrush available to us with world’s first 100% plant based bristles. Every component of Brush with Bamboo is plant based- bristles, handle and box.
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