‘Clean Mouth, Clean Conscience’ is the tag line of the company, Brush With Bamboo making bamboo brushes. This product was long needed as there is no other object being used world-wide that is as polluting as the plastic toothbrush. We start the day with it and finish with it and throw it at the end of its life which could be as short as a fortnight. Over 4.7 billion plastic toothbrushes are produced every year worldwide and all of these are non biodegradable and will be around for thousands of years after we throw them away.
Rohit Kumar and his friend Rohit Sachdev of the firm Brush With Bamboo urge you to make the switch today to bamboo brushes. This pair was inspired to create the perfect plastic-free toothbrush. While they haven’t yet found a way to create a brush that is a 100 per cent plastic-free, they’re getting close. This is because the bristles which are nylon do not seem to have a good enough sustainable substitute. Yet, by using the bamboo brush we do bring down the use of a non degradable material by a good 95 percent.
Brush With Bamboo manufactures the most eco-friendly toothbrush in the market today and even guarantees a full refund if you do not fall in love with it. Plastic never biodegrades because it is not a part of nature’s food chain. To use and dispose of plastic toothbrushes is a habit that cannot sustainably continue.
The bamboo brush has a lovely curved handle and its length makes it comfortable to use. Also these are made out of one solid piece as the use of any adhesive was not desired.
The box that the bamboo brush comes in too is made of recycled paper, and does not contain any glue. It’s held together by tabs instead of adhesive. Rohit says that was a real concern when choosing cardboard boxes. The box also has empty window cutouts instead of plastic windows.
Inside the box, the brush is wrapped in a corn-based compostable plastic wrapper. The bamboo brush website also has information about the proper disposal of the toothbrush once it wears out (including clever ways to reuse the handle) and other environmental information.
These bamboo toothbrushes too are made in China just like the regular non biodegradable plastic toothbrushes. Bamboo grows in abundance in China and the owners of this earth friendly company visit the facilities where the toothbrushes are made from time to time to ensure that the conditions under which they are manufactured are adequate.
Incidentally this company also sells some more useful eco friendly products like bamboo straws and stainless steel lunch boxes and dinnerware.