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Why should you use a bamboo toothbrush? discover the benefits!

Why should you use a bamboo toothbrush? discover the benefits!


Plastic toothbrushes account for 1% of the trash in our oceans. We are used to changing them every 2 or 3 months, so every year we throw away more than 4.5 billion plastic toothbrushes.

Plastic is a cheap, versatile and valuable resource in many ways. However, you have created a disposable lifestyle. 50% of plastic is used only once and thrown away.

Bottles, straws, coffee cups, beverage containers, plastic bags, cutlery, cotton buds… the list is long and we all know it. This is indeed a great concern. But the good news is that it is up to us to take the first step: to deny ourselves.

Plastic pollution is an unsustainable waste and has become an environmental problem. So basically, do you want to continue to be part of the problem or are you ready to take a small step to reduce our collective plastic footprint?

What is the problem with conventional toothbrushes?

Conventional toothbrushes are made from different types of plastic, so they cannot be recycled and take over 400 years to break down, eventually ending up in our oceans, harming marine life. Luckily we can stop this bad habit.

Billions of plastic toothbrushes are thrown away every year. They are dumped into our oceans or end up in landfills, where they stay for around 1,000 years before finally breaking down.

If we put together the toothbrushes that are thrown away in Spain in a year, they would go around the Earth three times.

Another staggering fact is that by 2050, the oceans will contain more plastic than fish by weight. Pretty scary, don't you think? But environmental damage is entirely preventable, if we take one small, simple action: switch to a biodegradable toothbrush.

Do you know the benefits of using a bamboo toothbrush?

Bamboo toothbrushes are an ecological alternative, because bamboo is a natural plant, fully biodegradable, making it a renewable and sustainable resource. It's one of the fastest growing plants on the planet, so we don't have to worry about running out anytime soon.

In addition, we use a species called mosu bamboo, which is totally organic and wild, it does not need fertilizers, pesticides or irrigation. Plus, it doesn't compromise our beloved panda diet. Therefore, it is the perfect material for the handle. Other benefits are:

  • Reduce environmental pollution and plastic waste in our oceans.
  • The antibacterial properties of bamboo allow it to be grown without using toxic substances.
  • The marine flora and fauna will not be affected by the discharge of toothbrushes into the sea.

At Bionobo we follow a healthy, ecological and natural lifestyle, taking care of people, animals and the environment. That's why we want to stop littering our oceans with plastic toothbrushes. We have created the new bamboo toothbrush to provide an ecological alternative to traditional plastic toothbrushes to all our customers who already make purchases through our website.


BAM-BOO® is our natural alternative to plastic toothbrushes, made from sustainable renewable bamboo.

This natural and sustainable toothbrush is suitable for vegans, it is made of biodegradable bamboo and the bristles are made of Nylon. Made of bamboo , a plant with an unmatched growth capacity, flexible and resistant with antibacterial properties that help prevent the proliferation of bacteria and fungi, making it the ideal material to replace the use of plastics. Nylon 4, for its part, has the highest biodegradability index to manufacture the bristles of the brush without the need to use animal hair.

Its ergonomic design is perfect for removing all types of waste, its head allows you to reach all corners of the mouth and its flexible, medium-hard bristles achieve effective and pleasant brushing.

For detailed information about our product visit the link to our section BAM-BOO® where you can find all the information you need about our sustainable toothbrush.

For shipments within Spain the cost is €4.23 (Iberian Peninsula) with free shipping from €35. For shipments to the Canary Islands the cost is €10 and free shipments from €100.

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