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Modern market offers us an alternative solution for almost every plastic product that we use today. We take water with us or buy glass bottles instead of plastic ones, go shopping with eco bags instead of buying plastic bags, but do we think about other areas of our business? For example, about oral care?
National Geographic notes that annually humanity produced more than 448 million tons of plastic, which did not decompose and was often not even recycled. In fact, some plastic products, such as cocktail tubes and toothbrushes, are extremely difficult (if not impossible) to recycle.
Traditional toothbrushes are made from a combination of plastic (crude oil) and rubber for the handle, as well as nylon for the bristles. None of these materials are biodegradable, so their fate is to be garbage on our planet forever. Bamboo brush is a great alternative.
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Bamboo plants grow extremely fast (more than a meter per day), take up less area (since they can be in close proximity to each other), need little care and can thrive without fertilizers and pesticides. For the production of mybamboobrush, a variety of plants (Moso) is used, which are not eaten by pandas, therefore for animals it is also the best alternative.
Plastic toothbrushes are packed in plastic and cardboard. Often this is a thick package that is well glued to cardboard (and not recycled). And if the cardboard is later processed or decomposed in some other way, thick plastic is not very susceptible to such manipulations.
Bamboo toothbrushes are often packed in kraft cardboard (already recycled paper, which means that deforestation was not required for its production). Sometimes there may be a plastic bag inside, but it is much smaller and thinner than the packaging of standard brushes.