I've recently learnt that a plastic toothbrush takes up to 500 years to completely rot and breakdown. Toothbrushes should be changed every 3 months, if you sum this up to the entire world's population, then it quickly becomes clear that a bamboo compostable toothbrush is the right sustainable choice. I don’t even want to mention the huge amount of plastic swimming around in our oceans and littering our beaches everywhere.
Bamboo toothbrushes are now available at Econique from BOO with gorgeous and fresh non toxic colours to distinguish ownership in both adult and children’s sizes. Bristles are soft for kids and firm for adults. Take your next step towards minimal-waste living and start by changing your toothbrushes for the whole family.
Unfortunately, bamboo toothbrushes have nylon bristles so these need to be snipped off and binned with the rest of your rubbish before composting the handle. Did you know that you can also reuse the bamboo handle for herbs - write the herb names on the handle and pop it in the ground?