Our planet’s future is one of the biggest concerns. There are a lot of articles about increasing plastic pollution on social media and newspapers, we heard about it on every platform… But we often feel helpless. What can we really do to avoid worst-case scenarios?
Of course, there are somethings for which we don’t have power over… Governments and big enterprises have it when it comes to laws or large-scale pollution.
At OLA Bamboo, we truly believe that every gesture is important and if everybody does his/her part, we can reduce pollution, especially plastic pollution. Our power, as an individual, is to choose how and what we buy. So… Use it!
Plastic toothbrush vs Bamboo toothbrush?
Obviously bamboo toothbrushes. Plastic is extremely difficult to recycle and takes hundreds of years to decompose. On the contrary, bamboo is 100% compostable and naturally breaks in the environment.
Which is why we opt for eco friendly toothbrushes like the OLA Bamboo toothbrushes. The handle can be composted, which is great! You only have to pull out the bristles with pliers or break head before throwing the handle in the compost; the other part will go in the garbage.
Nylon vs Boar bristle toothbrush?
We choose great quality nylon for the bristles of our environment friendly toothbrush… because the first purpose of a toothbrush is a good brushing! By the way, the only bristles that are actually compostable are made from wild boar’s hairs… For us, it is NOT an option! Because boars are powerful animals and hence in most cases, boar bristles are harvested from dead boar. And about bioplastic bristles… It’s still plastic! This bioplastic is controversial because there will always remain microparticles in the environment and they’ll enter the food chain. On top of that, bioplastic isn’t the best for cleaning your teeth!
Another common dilemma among people is – manual vs electric toothbrush?
Considering oral hygiene, both manual and electric toothbrushes are equally effective in removing plaque as per the American Dental Association. The only benefit we can think of electric toothbrushes is its ease of use. Electric toothbrushes are made of plastic, though they are designed to last longer, their plastic head needs to be replaced every 3 months. You are wise enough to choose between environment and convenience.
Don’t forget that OLA Bamboo’s compostable toothbrush helps eliminate 4,9 billons plastic toothbrushes thrown away in dumps and oceans every year. In addition, by buying OLA Bamboo eco toothbrushes you are contributing to thousands of trees being planted in Canada through Compensation CO2 Québec. We are really proud to say that we have already planted 2000 trees… And it’s just a start!
In conclusion, admit that our eco friendly sustainable toothbrush is nice and will be trendy in your bathroom along with all our other OLA Bamboo products that will help you to reduce your waste! We also have small-sized bamboo toothbrushes for kids. It’s important to teach our kids the value of biodegradable products from an early age and what’s better than buying bamboo eco friendly toothbrushes for them.