Each piece of plastic made still exists today. Around 3.6 billion plastic toothbrushes are used worldwide each year, with 26 million of that waste in the UK alone. With the average person using 300 in their lifetime, we’re individually throwing away so much plastic and around 80% of this ends up in our oceans. It’s predicted by 2050 that there will be more plastic than fish in the ocean.
Make the switch to a bamboo toothbrush today and reduce your plastic waste and carbon footprint.
Benefits of a Bamboo Toothbrush
It’s eco-friendly- bamboo is the fastest growing plant on Earth and companies are striving to ensure that the manufacturing, disposal and packaging of bamboo toothbrushes produces the minimum carbon footprint.
It’s biodegradable – the handles are fully biodegradable meaning it can go straight to your compost heap. As it’s safe to burn and carbon neutral you could even repurpose the handles as kindling if you have a log burner.
Panda friendly – although a lot of Bamboo toothbrush brands sport a cute panda on their logos, rest assured the bamboo used for toothbrushes is not from a variety of bamboo pandas eat and are not grown in areas pandas inhabit.
Its budget friendly – despite what some may think bamboo toothbrushes are priced similarly to their traditional plastic counterparts. Helping save the earth, needn’t cost it!
Brushing our teeth have always been an integral part of our daily routines and we often overlook the impact our plastic toothbrushes have on our planet. We truly hope after reading this you are inspired to switch to a bamboo toothbrush, and inspire others to do the same!
Shop our range of bamboo toothbrushes at Ecohuman and start your journey today.