Recently, I had the pleasure of meeting the founders of The Future is bamboo at the Pharmasave buying show that I was at. I walked by the booth a few times then zeroed in on the products that were on the table. The products are mainly toothbrushes, as well as cotton swabs and straws. I wanted to know more about the products so I asked them about the products. They are a Canadian company that use MOSO bamboo. MOSO bamboo one of the fastest growing plants in the world, Bamboo is noted for its strength, usability and economical benefits in the textile and agricultural industry. MOSO bamboo is highly renewable, 100% bio-degradable and antimicrobial. Being antimicrobial is a huge bonus especially for toothbrushes since they are usually found in the bathroom, where its moist and a ton of bacteria thrive in that environment.
Each person throws away an average of 4 plastic toothbrushes a year ……..that is billions of toothbrushes yearly and millions of straws that end up in polluting our oceans yearly. I was told that the bristles of the toothbrush was made from “recyclable DUPONT Nylon-6, free from the toxin BPA (Bisphenol A) and other chemicals.” Once the toothbrush is ready to be replaced, you just pull out the bristles, dispose of them in the recycling bin and you can bury the toothbrush if you like, it’ll decompose in about 3 months in your garden, or toss in your compost. I will bury mine once I’m ready for a new one.
I have been using the charcoal toothbrush for over a month now, so impressed with it. I will never go back to a plastic toothbrush again. There is an array of products available – charcoal toothbrushes, with regular use your teeth will be whiter with no chemicals, regular toothbrushes, kids toothbrushes, straws – 6 in a pack with a cleaner , and cotton swabs. I ordered the prepack for our store and can’t wait to start selling this, hoping more people with ditch the plastic in our everyday lives, every little thing we do will help the environment. Toothbrushes retail for $4.99 and the straws are $7.99, price points are terrific and affordable.
Lately I have been thinking about how much plastic there is in our everyday lives, I don’t use disposable plastic straws , bring my own bags to the grocery store, bought re-usable/ washable mesh bags for veggies/fruit while grocery shopping. But no matter what you buy, plastic is involved in the packaging. My next visit to the dentist I will say NO to the free plastic toothbrush and let the dentist know about this amazing product. It makes me sad that we use so much plastic these days … time to turn back the clock and so NO to plastic as much as possible…. It is up to us to save the planet
What little ways have you changed in your everyday life to minimize your carbon footprint?