Every year, the world consumes over 3.6 billion toothbrushes. Every year, we throw about 2 billion of them away - most of them end up in landfills and oceans. The majority are made from plastic which does not degrade. Worse, plastics are produced from fossil fuels so we are locked into a cycle of harming the planet - manufacture, throw away, manufacture, throw away. Goldrick's toothbrush's are made from a biodegradable moso bamboo handle and nylon-6 bristles. Bamboo is the fastest growing plant on earth. So like grass, when you cut it back, it continues to grow - and fast. It is naturally antibacterial which means that there is no need to use fertilisers or pesticides during its cultivation.
Why use Nylon bristles?
There's one big reason why; our brush has to work well as a toothbrush. After extensive testing and prototypes, using a more degradable nylon was the only answer, therefore use Nylon 6 which degrades faster than lower grades of nylon. The bristles have been verified to be free from the toxin BPA (Bisphenol A). Nylon 6 is a material ideally suited for dentistry but also degrades over time and can be processed through regular waste channels. Importantly, there is no other plant-based material that would allow to use your brush for the recommended three months.
Our bamboo toothbrush has no disadvantages to conventional toothbrushes. The eco-friendly bamboo brush will last you just as long as any mass produced plastic toothbrush.
It is recommended by dental experts to use soft bristles replace your toothbrush every 3 months.