Description: This is the world’s first plant-based organic toothbrush. Although the bristles contain nylon, they are mostly made with castor bean oil, the first bristle to be composed of these materials.
Materials: Handle: 100% Organic, wild, giant Moso Bamboo; Bristles: 62% castor bean oil, 38% nylon.
Care: Store your brush in a place where it can stay dry. The bristles can be cleaned with warm water and soap.
Disposal: You can bring your used toothbrush to a Utility pop-up and we will compost it for you, or you can remove the bristles and compost the bamboo handle in backyard or municipal bin.
Why: Every year, over 4.7 billion plastic toothbrushes that will never biodegrade are dumped into landfills and oceans worldwide. Plastic toothbrushes can be found in every plastic waste dump. They can be found floating in the Great Pacific Garbage Patch, and have even been found inside the stomachs of Albatross birds.
Photography: Katie Tiehen, Portland OR