How To Take Care Of And Recycle My Bamboo Toothbrush

Congratulations on purchasing a BamBrush!

You are now probably wondering "How do I take care of a biodegradable bamboo toothbrush?". Well don't worry, it's fairly simple and just as easy as a plastic toothbrush. There are just a few things to be mindful of during the life cycle of a BamBrush.

Maintenance Of A Bamboo Toothbrush:

Store Your Toothbrush In A Dry Area

  • Moso bamboo is made of natural plant fibers. Keeping your brush in an area where your toothbrush can air-dry is ideal. An open cup that does not collect water or any other dry area is best.

Clean The Bristles After Usage

  • BamBrush bristles are made of nylon to ensure cleanliness.
  • Care for them as you would your regular toothbrush.

How Long Will My Bamboo Toothbrush Last?

  • With proper care, your BamBrush biodegradable bamboo toothbrush will last just as long as a regular plastic toothbrush.
  • Dentists recommend that in order to maintain good oral hygiene, which is directly linked to overall health, you should change your toothbrush every 2-3 months.

Proper Disposal Of A Bamboo Toothbrush:

Disposal Of The Bamboo Toothbrush

  • The different parts of the toothbrush can be disassembled for proper disposal.
  • The bristles are not biodegradable at a rate that is considered compostable by most people. It is rare for the bristles to be recyclable but could be recyclable in your city.
  • The issue with recycling bristles is that they are very small and lightweight: curbside recycling will not work. You may be able to work out a solution by contacting your local recycling facility. But otherwise, the bristles will have to be landfilled, nylon-4 will eventually biodegrade but not at a rate that most people consider fast enough.
  • The handle can be reused or disposed of in a commercial composting bin.

Removing The Bristles

  • The bristles on Bambrushes are currently made from Dupont Nylon a special hygienic nylon material which can only be recycled or disposed of traditionally.
  • To properly biodegrade a Bambrush you must first either snap off the head of the brush or remove the nylon bristles with pliers.

Reuse Or Compost The Bamboo Handle

  • The stem of the brush is 100% moso bamboo and is 100% biodegradable. It can be disposed of in a commercial composting bin and will safely return to the soil within a few months.

How To Dispose Of The Packaging

  • BamBrushes are wrapped in a kraft paper bag. This is a huge step for us in making BamBrush 100% plastic free. Kraft paper is unbleached and bio-based making it completely biodegradable.

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  • Posted by Christine on

    I just got my second shipment of our family supply of bam bushes and I’m so excited to de-bristle and compost my bam brushes and the new brushes packaging. Thanks for the step by step information!

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