Say goodbye to your old plastic toothbrush! Choosing to use a zero waste bamboo toothbrush is a great environmentally conscious choice for your pearly whites! Did you know over 4.7 billion wasteful plastic handle toothbrushes are dumped in landfills every year worldwide? The average person uses about 300 conventional plastic toothbrushes in their lifetime. How about choosing the sustainable alternative to disposable plastic toothbrushes by brushing with a biodegradable toothbrush!
This perfect brush has a biodegradable 100% organic bamboo handle. The growers harvest this sustainable bamboo organically and in the wild which means they do not use pesticides or fertilizers. We proudly display our USDA Biobased and Green America certifications. These brushes have a smooth ergonomic handle and they are also vegan and cruelty free, BPA-Free, natural and non-toxic. Brush with Bamboo uses moso bamboo for all of their bamboo handles.
The composition of the bristles includes 62% Castor Bean Oil and 38% toxic-free nylon bristles. The bristles of this toothbrush are biobased, but still not biodegradable unfortunately. All in all, we think our toothbrush is a “step in the right direction” because it results in less than 0.1 ounces of plastic waste (bristles), whereas the conventional plastic toothbrush is all plastic. If you’re looking for completely biodegradable bristles there are non-vegan versions available that include pig hair.
End of Life Disposal: You can commercially compost both the cardboard box packaging and the bamboo toothbrush handle at a local facility. You could also recycle the zero waste packaging. You will need to throw the bristles into the garbage. We also love the idea of upcycling your bamboo toothbrush when possible. A bamboo toothbrush handle makes the perfect garden marker. It’s a simple way to give your brush a second life! We also use our old toothbrushes for cleaning grout in the bathroom.
Your biodegradable bamboo toothbrush can be used for as long as a plastic toothbrush. We like to change ours out ever 3-4 months.
While we offer a single bamboo toothbrush, you can also purchase a family 4 pack of Bamboo Toothbrushes in the Tiny Yellow Bungalow zero waste shop.
Did you know we also have kids’ brushes available in our zero waste online shop? It’s the perfect environmentally friendly toothbrush for the whole family. Check them out here!
We also carry the Hydrophil brand of bamboo toothbrush in case you want to try out a different style plastic-free toothbrush. The Hydrophil brush has a smaller head, ideal for smaller mouths, in my opinion. I really love both brands of eco-friendly toothbrushes! They both offer great brushes made with sustainable materials.
For more great zero waste tips, check out our Zero Waste Lifestyle Pinterest board!
If you need eco friendly electric toothbrush recommendations, we have a post about that too! There are several environmentally conscious brands to choose and even some bamboo replacement heads for electric toothbrushes, another great option for the low waste enthusiast’s dental routine.
Don’t forget, there’s free shipping on all Tiny Yellow Bungalow orders over $100! We have over 100+ plastic-free products in our shop!