Why Use A Bamboo Toothbrush?
Switching to a bamboo toothbrush help save the environment, especially the oceans, from being destroyed. Bamboo toothbrush is as effective as a manual plastic toothbrush. The difference is that handle is made from bamboo which is strong, biodegradable and has no negative impact on the planet.
Think about this: it’s recommended that you change your toothbrush every 3 months; doing this for a year implies that you'd use four in a year. Now let's be conservative and assume that every Australian uses 2 plastic toothbrushes in any given year; that's a whooping 50 million pieces of plastic handles to deal with annually. Imagine the overall impact this would have in 10, 20 or 30 years.
Bamboo Toothbrush Is Eco-Friendly
Based on current trends, the possibility of some of plastic waste ending up in the ocean, and endangering marine life, is high. Every time you toss a used plastic toothbrush into the bin, there's a chance of it being swallowed by an albatross, a whale, a dugong, a penguin or a sea lion. Using a bamboo toothbrush is an eco-friendly alternative that you should consider for the sake of the planet. You can compost your bamboo toothbrush handle it will degrade naturally. Alternatively, the handle can be recycled or reused.
Bamboo Toothbrush Is Sustainable
Being a plant, bamboo can be cultivated over and over again without harming the environment. The stems grow quickly and do not require the use of fertilizers and pesticides. Plastic toothbrushes are made from materials that aren’t sustainable and its production involves the use of harmful chemicals and processes.
Bamboo Toothbrush Is Safe
Bamboo is a plant that grows naturally and is safe for use. The stems are cut and processed without the use of toxic additives. Bamboo shoots are edible and used for food in some Asian and African countries.
The organic nature of bamboo toothbrush means that you may have to a pay a dollar or so more than you would for a plastic toothbrush, but the overall benefit for you and our beloved planet cannot be quantified.