"What difference does one toothbrush make?"-Says 7.5 billion people.
Did you know... 50 million pounds of plastic toothbrushes - from American alone - are dumped into our landfills and ocean every year? We harvest 100% Organically grown Moso bamboo, which grows upwards of 4 feet per/day, making our product one the most SUSTAINABLE purchases on this planet. Unlike plastic toothbrush competitors, whose handles can take hundreds of years to biodegrade, our bamboo handles will biodegrade back into the earth within 2 years.
Bamboo releases over 35% more oxygen into the earth's atmosphere in comparison to an equivalent mass of trees. Bamboo also absorbs carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions. It has been found that bamboo can absorb up to 12 tons of carbon dioxide per 2.5 acres in a single year. Bamboo also helps to prevent soil erosion and flooding, due to its extensive, strong root system. This makes bamboo one of the most planet-friendly substances in existence.
A study recently published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS) found that at least 88% of the Earth’s ocean surface is polluted with plastic debris. These findings raise very large concerns surrounding plastic purchases vs plastic consumption, marine life, climate, and much more. Every purchase you make contributes to plastic waste. Switching to a bamboo toothbrush is a great first step in minimizing your plastic pollution.
Bamboo and cotton were tested for how much bacteria they culture or killed over a 24-hour period, and since bamboo is naturally antimicrobial, it killed nearly 98% of the bacteria, while the cotton did not kill any. The benefits of this translate to less stinky and cleaner clothes, sheets, diapers, towels, and now toothbrushes.