Brushing our teeth has been a part of our daily routines for so long that we rarely give it much thought, but
Brushing our teeth has been a part of our daily routines for so long that we rarely give it much thought, but thanks to the rising awareness of plastic ocean pollution and impact of these in marine life, more of us are really reconsidering our everyday choices and trying make an impact
It’s estimated now that 3.6 billion plastic toothbrushes are used worldwide every year, with the average person using 300 in their lifetime. Unfortunately, roughly 80% of these end up in the ocean, and pose a risk to marine life and habitats.
Each plastic toothbrush that we throw and discard takes up to a thousand years to decompose, so it’s little wonder that by 2050 it’s predicted that there will be more of plastic in the oceans than fish.
The new biodegradable toothbrushes which use natural bristles made from pig or badger hair (Obviously, these are not vegan-friendly, ) and dentists claim they are too hard and abrasive on our delicate gums.
Dentistry, warns that these bristles retain moisture, they’re “a breeding ground for bacteria and malodour”, and should, therefore, be avoided. He recommends compromising between eco-friendliness and the need for effective dental care by using a bamboo-handled brush with plastic bristles( nylon 4)BPA free.
The downside is that they will need to be plucked out with pliers before throwing your brush onto the compost heap.
Stay tuned to know more about. Biodegradable Bamboo tooth brush and how should you take care of them.