This 100% biodegradable toothbrush by Brooklyn Made Natural is a true zero-waste toothbrush. These bristles are made from a plant-based bioplastic called Bamboo Silk and naturally have antibacterial, anti-fungal, and antiviral properties, helping to fight the build-up of plaque and prevent tooth decay and gum disease.
It is staggering to think that nearly every single toothbrush ever made is still out there in the world, sitting in a heap for the rest of time. North Americans alone send roughly 1 billion toothbrushes to the landfill each year. Something designed to be replaced every three months should not be made from a material that lasts forever. Compostable bamboo toothbrushes address this massive waste stream and offer a trash-free alternative.
End of life
The complete toothbrush, bristles included, can be composted in most industrial composting facilities. Alternately, pluck the bristles out with a set of pliers and repurpose the handles for crafts or as plant markers in your garden.
About the Brand
Brooklyn Made Natural is owned and operated by sisters Jennifer Swanson & Melinda Subhiyah. Their desire to create goods with people and planet in mind is tied to their close-to-the-land upbringing in the Mojave Desert and their urban, community based lifestyle in Brooklyn, New York.