Bamboo toothbrushes - the hidden benefits you may not know about

by Emily Carlstrom

Bamboo toothbrushes are increasingly becoming the manual toothbrush of choice the world over. Mainstream companies such as Colgate and oral B are now also jumping on the trend, and with good reason. 

Plastic toothbrushes began replacing brushes made of natural materials in the 1800’s. Since then, commercial manufacturers have never looked back. However the current generation are starting to see the deleterious effects of excess plastic use as it adversely affects oceanic life and the natural environment. With this in mind, and in a bid to help you reduce your bathroom’s waste, here are 5 benefits to using bamboo toothbrushes rather than the common plastic ones.  

Bamboo is sustainably sourced 

When grown in the perfect environment, bamboo (which is technically a type of grass) thrives and grows at a rate faster than most tree types. Certain crops can be replenished within a matter of months and its uses are extremely versatile, including construction, fashion and hygiene products such as the humble toothbrush. 

Bamboo is antimicrobial 

The reason why bamboo is often the material of choice in comparison to biodegradable materials is because it’s said to be antimicrobial in nature. With your mouth being a hotbed for a variety of good and bad bacteria, bamboo brushes are a God sent to anyone seeking to keep their bathrooms as germ free as possible. 

Bamboo handles can be composted

One of the key reasons why bamboo toothbrushes are making a comeback is due to the fact that the bamboo handles themselves can be composted. Once you’re done with brushing away with your Kappi eco bamboo toothbrush, you can snap the head off and throw the handle into your compost bin, letting it biodegrade naturally. With the average person going through 5-6 brushes a year thing of the millions of brushes that’ll be out of the landfill and hopefully fertilising your garden instead. 

Bamboo toothbrushes are easy to travel with 

Bamboo toothbrushes are extremely easy to travel with. Gone are the days of lugging around your electric toothbrush and accompanying charger. Not only are bamboo toothbrushes lightweight, but should the need arise, they can be disposed of when overseas without causing harm to the natural environment.

They keep your pearly whites fresh and clean!

Lastly and most importantly, bamboo toothbrushes are just as effective at cleaning your teeth as plastic ones, meaning that you can ensure your oral hygiene is at its peak no matter what. 

Make the swap today

We here at Kappi know that being passionate about the planet shouldn’t always mean compromising on everyday luxuries. It’s just about doing things differently and with thoughtfully designed products that can help you live a more sustainable life for your benefit as well as the planet’s. All it takes is a few small steps to make a big difference and now is the perfect time to transition from a plastic toothbrush to the more eco friendly solution of bamboo.

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