This #BluTipTuesday, we have something to smile about:
Think how many plastic toothbrushes the planet goes through each year. At least 14 billion plastic handles, into our oceans.
While a plastic toothbrush will release toxic chemicals as it decays at an extremely so rate, a bamboo toothbrush will naturally decompose after it’s been disposed of.
Bamboo is organically grown, sustainable, and bio-degradable. It’s the primary food of the giant panda of China, the red panda of Nepal, and the bamboo lemurs of Madagascar. Mountain gorillas of Central Africa also feed on bamboo, as do chimpanzees and elephants.
Toothbrushes aren’t the only things made of bamboo. Many cultures use bamboo to make chopsticks as well as other eating and cooking utensils. In India, people used to make pens from thin bamboo sticks by peeling one side, making a nib at the end, and dipping it in ink.
As for bamboo toothbrushes, some are 100% plant-based: bristles, handle, wrapper, and box. Not to mention they look super cool.
Join us as we make the switch to bamboo!