The Humble Co. bamboo toothbrush - adult, soft bristles, blue
Did you know that plastic toothbrushes take over 400 years to decompose?
Bring sustainability into your dental regime with a natural bamboo toothbrush by The Humble Co.
This toothbrush has soft bristles.
Some FAQs about bamboo toothbrushes:
What's so good about a bamboo toothbrush?
Bamboo toothbrushes by The Humble Co. have a handle made from 100% biodegradable, sustainably-grown bamboo. This means that once it is time to replace your toothbrush, all you need to do is remove the bristles (these are not biodegradable and will need to be thrown in the trash) and you can then bury the handle in the garden or in your compost where it will safely break down in the soil within 6 months. Simple and sustainable!
If that wasn't enough to convince you, every The Humble Co. purchase goes towards funding projects for the benefit of children in need through Humble Smile Foundation.
Why aren't the bristles biodegradable?
The bristles are made from Nylon-6, which is free from the toxin BPA (Bisphenol A) but which is sadly not biodegradable. The reason for this is that unfortunately there aren’t any good quality plastic-free alternatives on the market. Currently, the only natural material which has the same properties as nylon is either pig or badger hair - materials which do not meet the health and safety standards required for correct oral care.
Thankfully, the bristles can be easily removed prior to composting. Use a pair of pliers to remove the bristles from the head of the toothbrush. Doing so will remove a small metal staple that is used to clamp the bristles to the handle. Alternatively, you can snap off the head of the toothbrush and compost the rest of the handle. Please dispose of the bristles in your household waste or contact your local recycling facility to see if there’s a solution for recycling the bristles.
How are they packaged?
The Humble Co. toothbrushes are packaged in a recyclable cardboard box and are free from plastic packaging materials.