The bamboo toothbrush from The Bamboovement is perfect when you’re looking for new ways to reduce your own plastic footprint. Plastic toothbrushes are almost impossible to recycle. What better way to help nature out a little by switching to a bamboo toothbrush. Besides, our toothbrushes are used and recommended by dental professionals.
The bamboo is completely biodegradable. The hairs are made from nylon 610. This type of nylon is made from castor oil which is sourced from the castor plant (also known as the miracle tree). This process is much more sustainable as for regular nylon for which crude oil is being used. Unfortunately, the hairs aren’t fully biodegradable yet (we are working on it, so bear with us!). For now, you can take off the hairs with a pincer or break off the head and put it in the waste bin.
Like many of our products, our bamboo toothbrush consists of bamboo. Bamboo is very sustainable for several reasons. For instance, it is the fastest-growing plant species on earth. The bamboo we use is called Moso bamboo, which can grow up to one meter per day in optimal conditions. Another reason why bamboo is so incredibly sustainable is that large amounts of bamboo trees grow out of one rooting system. By only harvesting the bamboo trees that are at least five years old, the system remains intact and grows new bamboo trees.
Anyway, the most important is that, regardless of using bamboo as a material, The Bamboovement is no threat to pandas. They prefer eating the leaves low to the ground. The leaves of Moso bamboo grows too high.
Besides, we ensure maximum sustainability concerning packaging and shipping material. We can do so because this bamboo toothbrush has kraft paper packaging and because we send in a carton box made of recycled material.