When your toothbrush is old you throw it away. The problem is that 'away' may mean away from where you are currently living, however, the plastic from all those toothbrushes will never really go away - not in our lifetime, nor that of our children. Now, imagine that on a global scale!
The Environmental Toothbrush is a simple solution. The handle is bamboo and the bristles are made from nylon4, a biodegradable material. Consequently, they are 100% compostable, environmentally sustainable, and do not pollute the environment.
The amazing growth and self-renewing ability of bamboo means that deforestation is not necessary either.
The outer packaging is cardboard and so can be recycled with your paper recycling or you can safely throw the brushes and outer packaging into your compost where both will decompose.
Although this brush is great, it's not perfect...yet! Due to health regulations, the inner sleeve containing the brush has a very thin layer of polypropylene which, although recyclable on it's own, (number #5 plastic), in this case it is unable to be recycled as it is mixed with paper. We're hoping that with increased demand we'll be able to find a way around this issue.
To tell who's who's in the bathroom just write the user's initial on the handle.