Bamboo toothbrush - medium
Bamboo toothbrush for everyday toothcare. Bristles are composed of a nylon, ricin oil, plant-based plastic.
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Brush length: 18,5 cm
Number of bristles: 1140 pcs
Hardness of bristles: medium
Made in China.
Our Tip: When the brush is worn, cut off its head and put into communal waste. You can use the handle as a label for flowerbed.
Are bamboo toothbrushes compostable?
Bamboo is a natural material and thus fully compostable. However, the bristles are not biodegradable and even less so compostable. Until 1930s, most toothbrushes had used pig-hair bristles, and this remains the only option in order to have a 100% biodegradable toothbrush even today (provided the body is made of wood).
Some producers state that their toothbrushes are made of special nylon 4. It is a plastic material produced from crude oil that is capable of biodegradation to some extent, according to laboratory research. However, laboratory conditions are far away from real ones. In addition, this type of nylon is not suitable for use in toothbrushes (nylon 6 is used instead).
Bristles from bamboo?
Some producers say that their bristles are made of bamboo. If you get hold of such a toothbrush, take a simple test: light up a match and expose the toothbrush to its flame. If the bristles look like they are nylon-made and start to melt, as if they were made from a plastic material, there is only one explanation possible – they really ARE MADE FROM PLASTIC. There are no toothbrushes with bamboo bristles because no such bristles are produced. Just try to imagine bristles made of wood. And bamboo is wood!
The brush body is made of Moso bamboo. Bamboo is the fastest growing plant on the earth. It contains natural antimicrobial substances and therefore it is not necessary to use fertilizers or pesticides for cultivation.
Bristles are made of 100 % nylon. Contains a part of plant material but are still not 100% compostable.