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Bamboo Toothbrush by Truthbrush
Bamboo Toothbrush by Truthbrush

Bamboo Toothbrush by Truthbrush

Reduce Plastic
Vegan Friendly

Alternative for: plastic toothbrush

These beautiful toothbrushes from Truthbrush have a practical design. They are made in China, where the Moso bamboo is grown and then shipped to the UK. Truthbrush have chosen to offset the carbon so the delivery is carbon neutral. Truthbush make brushes for little hands too. 

Packaging: tissue paper wrapper with paperboard box 

End of Life:

  • Reuse old bamboo toothbrushes for cleaning (after sterilising)
  • Or once it's really used, pull the bristles out with pilers (these should be put in general waste) and either put the handle in your compost bin or use it for some sort of craft project!
  • Packaging is recyclable 

Advantages...

  • Rounded ergonomic handle with painted end reducing the chance of a mouldy handle
  • Made from bamboo from sustainable forests, this wood is naturally anti-bacterial 
  • As with almost all toothbrushes, the bristles contain plastic, however the Truthbrush bristles are made from 62% castor oil and 38% BPA-free nylon. Castor oil is a vegetable oil pressed from castor beans which means there is less petroleum-based plastic in these toothbrushes.
  • Carbon neutral shipping to the UK from China
  • The range includes a kid-sized brush with soft bristles

Disadvantages...

  • Although all the packaging is plastic free, both a wrapper and a box is quite a lot of packaging for a single toothbrush, however there is a zero packaging Truthbrush available from Plastic Freedom

Costs...

~£4 per toothbrush

Where to Buy...

Available from many zero waste stores and independent health food shops 

Available online direct from Truthbrush, and from Santaar&Keep and Plastic Freedom

Tips...

  • To reduce risk of mould, store your toothbrush in a stand or hooks rather than a pot so that the handle can dry out between use
  • It's time to replace your brush when the bristles start to curve (every 1-4 months)
  • For more ideas on what to do with your old bamboo toothbrush see Bamwoo Bamboo Blog

Image from brand website.

This information is provided as a guide only and is accurate to the best of our knowledge.

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