Natboo (Natural Bamboo) Brush
Our toothbrush handle is made of Mao Bamboo, an rapidly renewable* resource. Bamboo grows extremely fast with minimal care and without replanting. It is the fastest growing plant in the world and can grow 1-to-4 inches in a day and regrows quickly after being cut down, making it the number 1 renewable resource. Since the plant’s health is improved by cutting, bamboo can be re-harvested every three years without any harmful effects on the environment.
Bamboo has a unique antibacterial quality due to an antimicrobial bio-agent called “bamboo kun” which is found naturally in its fiber. This Kun makes bamboo a naturally antibacterial, antifungal, and odor resistant element. Bamboo also has the least amount of carbon footprint in its harvesting and production process (compared to hardwood).
When compared to plastic toothbrushes, there’s really no question that Bamboo is better for the environment. Plastic production releases toxins into the environment, it also doesn’t biodegrade, instead it will break down into increasingly smaller pieces before eventually making it’s way into our food and water sources.
RECYCLABLE and ECO FRIENDLY
NATBOO TOOTHBRUSH’s handle is made of mao bamboo, and is fully compostable. The bristles are BPA-free nylon, and infused with activated bamboo charcoal- whitening and anti-bacterial. Pull out the bristles before you compost, but don’t throw them away into the landfill. You can recycle them! Go to our FAQ section for more information on how to do this! The paint on the bottom of the brush is certified eco-paint. You can be assured that once you are done with your toothbrush, it will not pile up the landfill, or break into smaller pieces contaminating our food and water like plastic. You can place it (sans bristles) in your home compost turner as a bulking agent, or throw it away with your compost or recycle trash bin.