The handle is made of MOS bamboo, an environmentally sustainable timber. Bamboo is technically considered a member of the grass family. It is the fastest growing plant on earth, and incredibly abundant. The bamboo is cultivated for between three to five years, and then harvested. It re-generates itself naturally, with minimal rain and without the need for harmful pesticides. In fact, by harvesting and using the bamboo, we help to control unwanted spread into agricultural and natural forest areas. The bamboo is grown by many local farmers (NOT PLANTATION).
The bamboo is heat treated to carbonise the surface of the bamboo, giving it a quality finish and good service life. The carbonisation finishing process provides water resistance and prevents the growth of microbes (bacteria and moulds) during normal use.
The bristles are made from a polymer resistant to microbial growth during normal use, to ensure safety and durability.
We recommend you rinse and dry your toothbrush after use to keep it clean.
Disposing of your toothbrush
For best results, most dentist's recommend you replace your toothbrush either monthly or at least every quarter some even say use it until it stops.
To answer the main question, HOW LONG DOES IT LAST? - We test drove a toothbrush for over 8 months so yes they last (not that we suggest you do that).
The Environmental Toothbrush can be disposed of safely by returning it to earth in compost or landfill. Both the bamboo and bristles will biodegrade into soil, without pollution.
China’s Giant Panda consumes the soft bamboo shoots, stems and leaves as its main food source. The Environmental Toothbrush honours this environmental mascot in the logo. Because bamboo is so abundant, sustainable and renewable our use does not impact on the food source of the Giant Panda in fact they do not like the MOSO bamboo.
77 out of 85 people would recommend this product25/11/2019, By LinnieIt was very stiff in the beginning but after about two weeks it started to soften. I think it works just as well as regular toothbrushes and I will continue to use them.21/11/2019, By ZonelleThese are really great. An easy way to reduce waste.04/11/2019, By CherilynBrilliant29/10/2019, By ShannonI love my bamboo toothbrush :) They last very long20/10/2019, By CindyThe bristles come loose after a while. Not my favourite, unfortunately. I have found another brand that I do love and doesn't lose its bristles.16/10/2019, By SarahLoved using this toothbrush. It prevents plastic waste26/09/2019, By RouxI have been using this product for a few years now and have never felt the need to look for anything else.24/09/2019, By CassandraI've bought this product a few times and it served its purpose as one of the first 'eco-friendly' toothbrushes on the market. However, my last purchase didn't impress. The product is advertised to outlast mainstream plastic toothbrushes, but after a few months I found clumps of bristles were falling from the brush while brushing - choking hazard. As far as I know, the bristles aren't biodegradable, so these coming away into the water system can't be good. I chalked up the first lot to a fluke, but at least 3 bunches have fallen out since. The brush barely lasted three months. Will be trying a different brand.22/08/2019, By AnnaIt's great02/08/2019, By GeorgiaSuch a brilliant idea, however the bristles are very hard and harsh on the gums.29/07/2019, By ArlineA bit hard, but no real negative feedback- i prefer softer bristles but does what you need it to do16/07/2019, By LynnA bit on the hard side, but maybe you're into that?15/07/2019, By BiancaGreat knowing that I can do my part for the environment.25/06/2019, By LourenThis is a long lasting tough brush, the bristles really do the job and last longer than a conventional plastic brush29/05/2019, By StaceLove it and so does hubby!28/05/2019, By RayThis toothbrush is great. It works very well and lasts very long. For those who are wondering: the wood does not have a strange taste, the bristles feel no different from plastic bristles, and you'll get used to the texture of the wood when it once in a while touches your tongue or inside of your mouth. I won't be going back to plastic ever again.21/05/2019, By BeeBristles are slightly hard but over time they soften up a bit.
A very pretty toothbrush I must say, but the price is very steep considering it’s just a toothbrush.14/05/2019, By NataliThis one's bristles lasted longer than other brands. A bit on the hard side though.07/05/2019, By AlGood product, does the job just as well as any other "regular" toothbrush.22/04/2019, By TarynGreat toothbrush but didn't see it was medium bristles. A bit too hard for us. Must go for soft bristles next time.11/04/2019, By JasmineI have been using this product since 2017 and I really enjoy using it because it works exactly the same as a plastic toothbrush but it's better because it will biodegrade.04/04/2019, By YazraLessening my carbon footprint04/04/2019, By YazraLessening my carbon footprint03/04/2019, By OliviaI was originally concerned about changing to bamboo but this product has impressed me. The bristles are a good strength and so far - after a month of use - it still looks and feels good. I will add another review when It is no longer able to be used, I wonder when that will be.02/04/2019, By MoniqueSturdy with firm bristles, just how I like my brushes.18/02/2019, By TracyLove love love this product! I can feel it cleaning my teeth and I can rest assured that I will no longer be contributing to our plastic waste problem!05/02/2019, By MarselWe are converted. Good quality toothbrush.22/01/2019, By TeniqueI have a pretty sensitive...well, everything!! and to be honest, I was a little skeptic to buy one of these after reading the reviews because I thought that I might end up not even using it more than once if it were too hard for my gums BUT it works surprisingly well for me.03/01/2019, By SonjiIt is a bit hard as other reviewers also said, but leaves teeth smooth and clean. I bought for my whole family and it will be a "staple" in our house18/12/2018, By EuodiaI have the "soft" bristle one, it's just so hard compared to plastic tooth brushes that are labeled as soft. I don't enjoy it. Also, the bamboo handle seems very dry and sort of not gliding through your mouth like plastic or some other smooth material. I don't think bamboo is right as a toothbrush... It seems like bacteria can accumulate as the bamboo is so porous. Only thing i like is theI have the "soft" bristle one, it's just so hard compared to plastic tooth brushes that are labeled as soft. I don't enjoy it. Also, the bamboo handle seems very dry and sort of not gliding through your mouth like plastic or some other smooth material. I don't think bamboo is right as a toothbrush... It seems like bacteria can accumulate as the bamboo is so porous. Only thing i like is the look of it. look of it.04/12/2018, By NicolaI've tried 2 different brands of wooden toothbrushes and this one is definitely the better one. The handle is smooth to touch and the bristles last long and don't fall out.20/11/2018, By RiniSimple toothbrush, solid handle, does the job, lasts long and when you are done, no guilt, throw it in the compost heap. The bristle is a bit in the hard side.06/11/2018, By AnksA necessity in my home!25/10/2018, By EllyGreat product22/10/2018, By Danielle(Boyfriend's review) "I think its great, it works over time (used it twice daily for a month) so be patient. Has prevented frequent breakouts of cystic pimples and has lightened the appearance of old blemishes.13/10/2018, By BarbaraI just love this toothbrush. My teeth feel beautifully clean and fresh. So excited to have found a toothbrush which is compostable.08/10/2018, By TarynI love this toothbrush, I've just ordered a second one. I found that the bristles last longer than conventional toothbrushes.05/10/2018, By MickyThe bristles are too hard for my liking. Yet after only 4 days of use, the front ones are bent and crooked. The shape or lack of longer vertical bristles at the front makes it hard to reach the back teeth and doesn't clear there effectively. Even though I love the idea that it's eco-friendly, you have to be realistic: it's much more expensive than a regulator plastic toothbrush, so I don't see many people trading their conventional toothbrushes for this one anytime soon.03/10/2018, By Emmathis is my third toothbrush - it last a really long time! the medium is quite firm02/10/2018, By Thaveshneesmall and easy to carry02/10/2018, By Thaveshneesmall and easy to carry16/08/2018, By RiekelsI love the toothbrush and it actually looks much better than normal toothbrushes. The brush part is a bit hard but the fact that I now have an eco-friendly toothbrush makes up for it. Thanks for the great service!!!14/08/2018, By DeborahI've been using this toothbrush for about a week, so far enjoying it. Took one or two uses to get used to how different it feels to a plastic toothbrush, but it feels normal now and it's definitely doing the job. Feels good to not be using plastic, and this is a very easy substitute.12/08/2018, By AbigailThe bristles on this are very hard and unusuable for my (sensitive) mouth. I bought this years ago and ended up using for all sorts of other things and it is still kicking.03/08/2018, By ClaraThis toothbrush is so hard, I feel like I am scrubbing my gums off when I brush. I was really not happy with this buy, but I suppose it boils down to preference. My husband is happy with his, although I feel they should label it hard and not medium.25/07/2018, By WhitneyMy teeth have never felt cleaner. I'll never use any other toothbrush! Definitely recommended!24/07/2018, By JessWay better than my previous locally bought eco friendly brush. Medium strength is just perfect12/07/2018, By PhoenixI was so excited for the arrival of this toothbrush and more importantly taking the shift toward a planet-conscious alternative. Woohoo!!
Personal preference; the bristles on this are WAY too hard for me to even comprehend using the brush on my teeth. I've felt softer foot scrubbers in my life ;D Will definitely opt for the soft bristled option once I save up for another order.
Also think that the price is a bit of a push for such a simple product, but am happy to pay it until the plastic-free movement is better supported and readily available with more variety.
Still believe this is an important transition but will take me a while to repurchase the right bristles for me as a student.11/07/2018, By MichelleI purchased one ages ago, and the quality is very impressive. I'm purchasing more of the same for my entire family :)05/07/2018, By clintonA decent toothbrush; basic, no frills and gimmicks. I do find the medium a bit soft and the handle can tend to get a bit moldy towards the end of the 3 months. I have been using this brand of toothbrush for 18 months and have just bought in bulk again22/06/2018, By AshleighGood toothbrush. Wonderful that it is biodegradable.05/06/2018, By MoniqueGreat value for money! I love that the entire toothbrush is biodegradeble and not just the handle. One toothbrush lasts about 3 months, as it should. And it's much more affordable that I expected an eco-friendly toothbrush to be. Will definitely be ordering in bulk once this item is back in stock.21/05/2018, By LindsGreat toothbrush. Will definitely order again.20/05/2018, By EnsSo happy with this purchase. A sturdy toothbrush that feels great!16/05/2018, By ElmonixI love this bamboo toothbrush, and have already recommended it to countless friends!14/05/2018, By Jessicalove it10/05/2018, By GiuliaI love it, eve though I would like slightly softer bristles.06/05/2018, By CassandraSoft on the teeth and works perfectly. Would recommend.26/04/2018, By taralove it.16/04/2018, By JemmaLove my toothbrush, it's perfect! There's no reason to buy a plastic toothbrush anymore14/04/2018, By JanaVery good and feels the same as conventional toothbrushes so easy swap!12/04/2018, By RitaI am now placing our third order for these toothbrushes and I can honestly say it is the BEST! We'll never use any other toothbrush ever again.
I've never smiled when a toothbrush was worn and torn to the point where I had to get a new one and now I do. I can compost these and not feel guilty for having to buy a new toothbrush.
The bristles are fantastic and might I say they look much prettier in the bathroom than pink and blue plastic (shudder).31/03/2018, By ZonelleThese are awesome, totally worth using it.23/03/2018, By StephI love the concept and the bristles are just the right texture.22/03/2018, By Healthy Girlawesome16/03/2018, By BevinnThe wooden feel took a bit of getting use to, but otherwise great to use. The only downside is that my husband and I can't tell our toothbrushes apart!07/03/2018, By CourtneyThis is my favourite toothbrush! I have been religiously using them for 3 years now and don't see that changing anytime soon!05/03/2018, By KayReally great toothbrush, and can be used to mark pot plants when you done with it17/02/2018, By ChristieGood toothbrush and am so glad to be able to reduce my plastic usage, basic design but what more do you need really? Just be aware that the bristles are plastic so you need to remove them before composting06/02/2018, By jessGreat Product and great design, would recommend it over other environmental toothbrushes mostly because they don't package their products in wasteful plastics. Sadly, I have read some reviews: that say the bristles aren't biodegradable. My Plastic Free Life does an excellent review on these products: https://myplasticfreelife.com/2015/12/the-truth-about-your-biodegradable-bamboo-toothbrush/
and wastelandrebel is there to back her up:
hopefully someday they will all be completely biodegradable
xx05/02/2018, By LynIts great. Its basic in design for sure, but I think it does an absolutely excellent cleaning job and for me, the medium bristles, are the perfect hard to soft ratio. I will never go back to my old toothbrushes. Am 100% satisfied and would advise everyone at least gives this product a try.05/02/2018, By MelissaLast's super long and gives a decent brush. Would be great to add a feature to tell them apart when the whole family is using them.31/01/2018, By DanielWorks well enough but the brush-head's design needs work. It's a bit oversized relative to the bristles so it's difficult to manoeuvre around the back of the mouth.18/01/2018, By TandyIt works just as good as a normal toothbrush and at the same time you help save the planet, great product04/01/2018, By BronLove that the entire toothbrush is biodegradeble and bristles have softened after a few weeks of use (bought the medium strength)
Cons: handle is a bit short, bristle design could be improved27/12/2017, By LuciI wish I could recommend this as I so believe in using biodegradables and was so keen I bought 6! But ... and I would rather be giving this feedback to the manufacturer. The design is completely unsophisticated. The shape is like the first toothbrush ever made, and is akin to the cheapest nastiest version on the shelves today. A few small innovations could have made this so good!24/12/2017, By AstridI feel like such a good person when using this and I now look my friends up and down when I see them using plastic toothbrushes.22/12/2017, By Traceylooks amazing and works well21/12/2017, By HeleenAmazing!!! I absolutely love these toothbrushes. They lasts surprisingly long and once you need to get a new one, you just pop this one in the garden.09/12/2017, By KarenGreat product!!!30/11/2017, By JesThe handle is sturdy, easy to hold and super smooth (no fear of splinters getting in my palm). Having come from a super-soft bristle toothbrush (plastic!!!), the transition to medium bristles has been a slight process, but (because of the stronger bristles) my teeth are cleaning with such ease, now! Next, I'll buy the soft bristled version of this brush. There's no way I'm going back to plastic. This toothbrush is fantastic.30/11/2017, By luciGreat tooth brush! Bristles last and my husband also converted after I bought one.29/11/2017, By NikkiI think this isa great, good looking toothbrush that does the job and helps give the environment a break. I am a convert - no more plastic. The only thing is if the whole family is using them - they all look the same.....29/11/2017, By AmberI love this toothbrush. Better for the environment and cleans well. Unfortunately occasionally I do get one where all the bristles come out, but in general its worth the buy28/11/2017, By NicolaGreat environmentally friendly option, have been using mine for a few months and it is awesome!
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