Why use a bamboo toothbrush:
A bamboo toothbrush saves 99% of plastic compared to a conventional plastic toothbrush. There are also toothbrushes available made from other types of wood but bamboo is much more sustainable than wood from trees. Because bamboo is actually a grass, which always regrows when it is cut down. It’s an evergreen perennial plant which grows very fast.
Young entrepreneurs from Amsterdam founded NextBrush. Their mission is to make sustainability accessible in dental care. The NextBrush toothbrush has an especially well shaped handle with soft curves which lays gently in your hand. The bristles are strong and long lasting.
How to use:
Use the NextBrush just like you used your manual plastic brush. Brush twice a day for at least 2 minutes. Rinse well. Let your toothbrush try in between uses.
Dentists recommend to use a new toothbrush after 3 months and after sickness.
Once you’re done with your toothbrush, you can either pull out the bristles with pliers and dispose of them in the plastic recycling. It’s probably best to collect them in a small plastic container and dispose of them together to ensure it can be recycled and doesn’t accidentally end up in Nature.
Alternatively the toothbrush head can be broken off.
The bamboo is fully biodegradable. It can go in the green bin, compost pile or used in the garden as plant markers. Much nicer to have a bamboo sign in the soil that shows where the radishes grow than a bought plastic sign 😉