Every plastic toothbrush ever made still exists in some shape or form.
Think about it. Although it degrades, this simply means that it just breaks down into smaller pieces, it never actually goes away.
This baby was found in my garden, all bristles still intact and handle in mint condition with no signs of degrading.
A quick Google led me to finding this advert from the 50’s and also the patent file.
Mad stuff altogether!
Hence the toothbrush is one of the most popular swaps!
The average person will change their toothbrush every 3 months and lets face it, plastic toothbrushes are not cheap!
Our Hydrophil toothbrushes are relatively inexpensive and they come in both medium soft and extra soft. The handles are 100% biodegradable bamboo and can be home composted after use.
Unfortunately there still hasn’t been any toothbrush created with biodegradable bristles, so the head has to be broken off and placed in your general waste bin, or else you can pull out the bristles.
Still. It’s a step in the right direction.