Eco Bamboo Toothbrush - 4-Pack
Kappi's sustainably sourced Eco Bamboo Toothbrushes are perfect for family or individual use. Each toothbrush in the 4 - pack is marked with a different symbol representing each of the four seasons. If you are an individual - there is one for each season (designed to change every 3 months), and if you are a family you can choose which you like best!
4 x Eco Bamboo Toothbrushes with adult sized medium bristles
Made from sustainably sourced bamboo
BPA free bristles and vegan
Handle is biodegradable and can be composted
A word from Kappi...
Are bamboo toothbrush bristles biodegradable?
There are currently three types of bristles used in bamboo toothbrushes - Nylon, Boar and Biodegradable Vegan bristles.
Boar (pig) bristles are 100% biodegradable, however they're often obtained as by-products of the Chinese meat market and can pose serious ethical questions regarding treatment of animals.
Biodegradable vegan bristles are made from derivatives of castor oil. They are 100% biodegradable, however the bristles start breaking down within 10-14 days of use making them poor value for our customers.
Nylon bristles. After much research and sample testing Kappi opted for Nylon bristles for their durability and value. We recommend snapping the head off your old toothbrush when it's time to change.
How long does each toothbrush last?
Dentists recommend swapping toothbrushes every 2-3 months. After sample testing, we recommend swapping out our bamboo toothbrushes every 3 months. A handy hint to improve the life of your toothbrush is to leave it soaking overnight in a glass of white vinegar every month or so. This freshens the bristles and removes most of the accumulated bacteria.
One of the main plastic products we all use that we dispose of multiple times over the course of a year is our toothbrush. We absolutely need them to maintain good oral hygiene, but the reality is that they are part of the problem in terms of adding to waste that simply does not benefit the environment.
As people move more and more toward a waste-free life, it is apparent that in some cases you will always have to dispose of domestic items such as the toothbrush. However, a bamboo toothbrush just might be the solution that you are looking for that offers the best of both worlds.
Here at Kappi, we, like thousands of others, we were horrified at the true scale of the waste epidemic in Australia when ABC aired it on their War on Waste show. Since then we have been working toward living a waste-free life, but the truth is that it became apparent very quickly that the solutions available to the market were either very expensive or were not the kind of things you would want to be seen carrying around.