Since the first plastic toothbrushes with Nylon bristles made in the 1930s, not a single conventional toothbrush has been recycled. The plastic itself is not actually recyclable, to create the same product again you must use new plastic, every plastic toothbrush that has ever been manufactured in the past 90 years, still exists on our planet today. This is where bamboo steps in.
Bamboo is an extremely fast-growing plant, that is strong whilst also being biodegradable. Similar to a bamboo cutting board, bamboo toothbrushes have antimicrobial and anti-fungal properties that kill bacteria in a natural, eco-friendly way and also prevent your toothbrush from moulding away next to your faucet, although these antimicrobial properties are not a replacement for toothpaste, they are most definitely a beneficial addition to your daily brushing routine.
If you compare these traits of bamboo to that of plastic, there is a startling difference. Each year, roughly 300 million tons of plastic is produced, the overwhelming majority of which ends up in our oceans, landfills, and other water sources. Did you know that in the past 50 years, a new continent has emerged in our oceans, it is twice the size of Texas and floats in the Pacific Ocean, although this may seem startling, this is only one third of the all of the debris floating in our waters today? The amount of plastic brushes reaching our landfills annually has soared high into the billions, and when these plastic brushes inevitably eventually reach our oceans, we harm our marine wildlife. In fact, plastic waste has been found inside the stomachs of birds and fish all over the globe. If you were wondering where your plastic waste ends up after the garbage truck drives down the road, that is your answer. The animals of our oceans are not the only victims of plastics negative effects, in fact, humans also suffer grave medical effects from plastic; harmful chemicals released by plastics are present in the tissues of practically every human being, ranging from senior citizens to newborns.
A plastic brush will take over one thousand years to degrade by itself, all these points towards the simple fact that switching to a bamboo brush will be healthy for your teeth, the environment, and your well-being. Producing a bamboo toothbrush is exponentially easier and more energy-efficient than producing a plastic one, and bamboo is one of few plants that naturally regenerates itself with the help of a small amount of rain and no need for any harmful pesticides. A bamboo brush can be your entrance into a life of environmentally minded thinking and living, contributing to a healthier planet and society.
You may assume that beginning to use a bamboo toothbrush rather than a plastic one will not make a large difference, but these small differences on a large scale are the changes that will save our oceans and our planet. You do have the opportunity to be part of a movement, a movement towards a healthier, happier, smiling Earth. Nessa Care & Nessa Kids offer a high-quality, low priced, eco-friendly bamboo brushes for the whole family, in multi-packs of four. Nessa Care’s bamboo brushes are perfect for healthy brushing habits and white smiling whilst remaining affordable, not to mention that bamboo toothbrushes are an attractive replacement over your standard plastic brush.
Nessa Care & Nessa Kids produce a bamboo brush for the whole family, with both adult-sized and kid-sized brushes available for purchase in a multi-pack of 4. Nessa Care products are shipped in 100% eco-friendly biodegradable packaging, and the lightweight of bamboo toothbrushes leads to less work brushing your teeth, and less money spent on shipping, allowing more funds to spent on the conservation of our delicate planet. As a community we should show that we are against plastic, and in support of a healthy planet, the difference starts with you, your support alone towards the smallest eco-friendly product such as a bamboo toothbrush may not save the planet, but it will be the catalyst of a larger movement to develop more ecological options for accomplishing our daily tasks while reducing plastic waste.
Out of the 4.7 billion toothbrushes produced annually, an extremely low percentage of them are made from sustainable, eco-friendly materials, and as we are recommended to change our brushes every 3 months, we should all take the steps to give our environment the same care as we give our teeth, so that we can have a whiter smile, and a greener planet. We believe that good brushing habits go hand in hand with good environmental habits, your work towards clean teeth can also go towards a clean earth, the minimal effort can lead to huge changes, changes in society and changes on our planet, all for the better. If everybody simply chose to use sustainable materials to brush their teeth, the differences we would see in our planet’s health would be astonishing.
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