Kids Bamboo Toothbrush Princess – Soft Bristles
Well over 100 million plastic toothbrushes are thrown away in South Africa every single year. About 100 billion plastic toothbrushes are estimated to have been made since the industrial revolution. Guess how many are still lying around someplace? 100 billion. Do you remember that blue and green toothbrush you had when you were 7? No? The seagulls do, cause it’s still lying around at a landfill! In fact, 1 million seabirds die each year due to plastic waste, as well as hundreds of thousands of other marine life.
Every time you choose bamboo over plastic you are making a difference to our tomorrow. Bamboo is the fastest-growing plant in the world, doesn’t require toxic pesticides and uses very little water to grow!
The pink & purple soft bristles are made from high quality nylon that provides the flexibility and durability required to leave your teeth sparkling. Unfortunately the only compostable bristles currently possible are made from pig hair. This is not a cruelty-free option therefore we don’t stock it. Since the bristles are not compostable, please remove them before throwing the brush away. More info below.
This size toothbrush is for small hands – recommended for children under the age of 5. This kids bamboo toothbrush is made from sustainably grown MOSO bamboo wood that is naturally anti-microbial. The handle as well as the packaging is biodegradable, even the PLA plastic insert!
How to care for your toothbrush
Store the brush in a dry place to ensure ideal longevity of the handle.
End of lifespan
The brush lasts just as long as an ordinary toothbrush. Once your toothbrush’s life span comes to an end, remove the bristles with pliers. See handy tips to remove your bristles here. The handle can be composted or used as a garden marker. The bristles can be added to an eco-brick. Read more about eco-bricks and drop-off points here.
NB: Please do not send the PLA corn-based plastic insert to your recycling depot, but compost at home. If you haven’t purchase a Bokashi system for home composting from us yet, please bury the insert in your garden.