If you were wondering what all this hue and cry about bamboo toothbrushes was about, you have come to the right place. Let’s find out if ditching your conventional, plastic toothbrush for a bamboo toothbrush is really worth it.

Unless you have been living under a rock, we are sure you are aware that our planet is choking with plastic. The amount of plastic waste that has been generated and continues to be generated by us is unfathomable and it’s literally choking our oceans and our planet.

The handles of plastic toothbrushes are typically made of polypropylene plastic. These types of plastics are essentially indestructible which means that they may take over a 1000 years to completely break down. So, what do they do for those 1000 years, you ask? Well, they float around in our oceans for years or end up in our landfills releasing harmful chemicals into the atmosphere.

It is estimated that around 3.5 billion toothbrushes are sold across the world every year and it’s a fact that every single plastic toothbrush that any human being has ever used, still exists somewhere on this planet. Now, can you imagine the sheer amount of plastic waste we have generated with just one single product – a toothbrush?!

It’s horrifying, we know. The good thing is, a simple switch to a bamboo toothbrush will make a huge difference to our plastic waste problem. The best thing about Bamboo Toothbrushes is that they are biodegradable. When a bamboo toothbrush handle is discarded, it can completely break down in 3 to 6 months time.

That’s not all. Bamboo toothbrushes are made from MOSO Bamboo which is the fastest growing bamboo plant. It can grow upto 3 feet in one single day and it releases 30 percent more oxygen into the atmosphere compared to other species of plants. Bamboo toothbrush handles are antimicrobial which means you needn’t worry about bacteria growing on your toothbrush and you can enjoy your toothbrush for as long as you would a plastic one (I.e. approximately 2 to 3 months as recommended by most dental associations across the world).

We feel that the case for a bamboo toothbrush is very strong which is why we bring to you our range of Everyday Bamboo Toothbrushes for adults and kids. Our toothbrushes come in fun coloured bristles which add a little pop to the most mundane task of the day. We strive to infuse a little fun, a little inspiration into your day when you begin your day by brushing with Cuddlecare’s range of Earth Friendly, Everyday Bamboo Toothbrushes.

Stay tuned for our next blog post on how to compost your Cuddlecare Everyday Bamboo Toothbrush.

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