FAQs

How the OLA Bamboo toothbrush has a positive effect on the environment?

Each year there’s are about 4 billion plastic toothbrushes that ends up in landfills and different natural environments on the planet. The plastic used to make toothbrushes takes about 500 years to decompose. Although the plastic decomposes, its chemical composition remains intact and the entire substance remains in the environment for hundreds of years.

Bamboo is the main material used in the manufacture of OLA Bamboo toothbrush. This 100% natural and 100% compostable plant replaces plastic. Because bamboo is a tree, it decomposes naturally in the environment. Buy owning an OLA Bamboo toothbrush; you help eliminate unnecessary plastic in the environment.

Is a bamboo toothbrush is different from a plastic toothbrush when it comes to cleaning our teeth?

The quality of brushing remains the same, regardless of the type of equipment used to make the handle. A good brushing depends more on the bristles, the head of the toothbrush and the brushing technique.

What is the difference between biodegradable and compostable?

There are two categories of compostable products: those that will break down in a home compost system and those that decompose in an industrial compost system (City compost). The so-called compostable products will naturally deteriorate as they are usually made of organic materials (plants for example).

The term biodegradable is not always well defined. It refers to a material that can decompose after a certain number of years in nature. However, there is no clear definition of the amount of years needed for the product to decompose and the product can change shape but keeps its chemical composition (e.g. biodegradable plastic bags).

Is the OLA Bamboo toothbrush is 100% compostable?

Only the handle of our toothbrush is 100% compostable, not the bristles.

Currently, the only toothbrushes that are 100% compostable have bristles that are made of pig hair. Those bristles are made of pig hair which involves slaughtering pigs whose hairs are removed and processed into bristles. We figured, who really wants to brush their teeth with pig hair? That said we are currently working to develop a 100% compostable toothbrush made from plants.

How can I dispose of my toothbrush?

Because only the handle is a 100% compostable, unless you choose to separate the bristles, it is recommended to dispose of your OLA Bamboo toothbrush with you household waste. This toothbrush doesn’t pretend to be perfect, but better than most toothbrushes. Even if you throw your OLA Bamboo toothbrush in the trash, the handle will decompose in the landfill and a much faster and cleaner pace than a plastic toothbrush.

Of course the best way to dispose of your OLA Bamboo toothbrush remains the reuse of the object for other purposes. Amongst many other ideas, you can use your toothbrush as a plant prop or a brush for outdoor work. If you have tips or ideas for the OLA Bamboo toothbrush second life; feel welcome to share with us.

Where OLA Bamboo toothbrushes are made?

OLA Bamboo toothbrushes are created in Canada, in the Gatineau area, and are made in China. We choose to have our toothbrushes manufactured in China simply because bamboo grows in China.

This gives us an affordable and accessible product, to reach a majority of customers and really make a difference for the planet.

We ensure that our international partners meet the requirements for product quality as well as the health and safety working conditions for employees.

Is bamboo really eco-friendly?

Bamboo is one of the most environment friendly options today. It is a rapidly renewable resource; 25 times faster than a forest without the use of chemicals. The manufacturing of OLA Bamboo toothbrushes only uses a variety of bamboo that is not consumed by pandas or other animals of the Chinese forest. It is also important that bamboos agriculture is done very carefully to avoid the invasion of bamboos in natural forest due to a very effective reproductive system.

I made a mistake in my order. What can I do?

If you made a mistake in the information you gave us in your order, you can notify the OLA Bamboo team within 48 hours. After 48 hours, we are unable to cancel the order. If there was an error in the delivery address and the parcel has been shipped, we will try to trace it and provide you with all the details so you can personally contact the delivery company to recover your package

Is it possible to return my toothbrush?

Since this is a personal hygiene care product, no returns are accepted. If the product is damaged upon reception by the customer, an agreement may be established between OLA Bamboo and the customer via our customer service. OLA Bamboo does not undertake any obligations to enter into an agreement. However, if the product is kept in its original packaging and is still sealed, a one-year warranty applies. The guarantee begins upon shipment of the product and ends one year later. Any warranty will be void if the product is opened, used or damaged.

Can I track my order?

In order to track the package, the customer has to choose the tracking shipment option at the time of purchase otherwise the default shipment without a tracking number will apply.

If the tracking option is selected, you will receive an email with your tracking number at the time of shipment. By clicking on the tracking number, you will be redirected automatically to Canada Post website which will give you access to track your package.

Links :

http://espacepourlavie.ca/blogue/compostable-ou-biodegradable

http://recyclenation.com/2014/11/recycle-nylon

http://www.compost.org/

http://vieenvert.telequebec.tv/sujets/388/le-bambou