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THE COMPANY: After launching on Earth Day of 2013, WooBamboo’s line of natural bamboo toothbrushes have become available in over 1,200 stores, in more than a dozen countries and have replaced almost half a million plastic toothbrushes with bamboo.
And they’ve only just begun. WooBamboo is also expecting to launch a whole line of natural mouthwash, toothpaste, and floss in 2016.
Running under the notion that we can all take small steps to help keep our planet clean – even if it’s just through our toothbrushes – WooBamboo wants everyone to know that those small choices can lead to big change if enough of us embrace them. They believe that when you start and end your day using WooBamboo, you know you’ve done something good for the environment, and you’ll want to do more. And if millions of people start and end their day wanting to do more for the environment that will make a big difference!
THE PRODUCTS: Did you know that there are literally billions of toothbrushes that end up in the world’s oceans and landfills every year? The amount in the United States alone weighs the same as 11,500 full grown African elephants! Plus, with over 7 billion people in the world, most of which brush their teeth with a typical plastic toothbrush, the amount of waste in our oceans and landfills just continues to rise.
And that’s why WooBamboo has stepped in with their organically grown bamboo toothbrushes. Coated in a completely natural wax to keep it silky and dry, bamboo is grown naturally, without any added chemicals or pesticides. Not only does WooBamboo use completely sustainably-harvested plants, bamboo (in general) is known to grow over 4 feet a DAY in the right conditions, meaning they can make a lot of toothbrushes! Plus, the handles are completely biodegradable, and naturally antimicrobial, so you won’t have to worry about bacteria growing in your handle either! You can even recycle the bristles (which are made from Dupont Tynex nylon – one of the industry’s highest quality bristle materials).
WHERE TO BUY: WooBamboo toothbrushes can conveniently be purchased through various Online stores, including Amazon.com. You can also find them in numerous retailers Nationwide by using their Store Locator.
FINAL THOUGHTS: Until coming across WooBamboo, I had never thought about all the waste that toothbrushes cause. But think about it – if every person goes through only 3 a year (although they really should be replaced on a much more regular basis!), how quickly the waste adds up!!
Coming in at around $4 a toothbrush, or $5 for two kids’ sized brushes, WooBamboo offers multiple handle and bristle types too, so everyone in your family can have an eco-friendly toothbrush that is great for their teeth and the environment.
So for those of you who are hesitating, think about how easy (and even economical) it would be for all of us to use Bamboo toothbrushes?! Not only are these brushes great for the environment, they are also nice to look at (they will even customize them for you!), light to hold, and antimicrobial (meaning you don’t have to worry about your toothbrush becoming covered in bacteria).
After learning all this – thanks to WooBamboo – I personally don’t think there is any reason to go back to using a regular toothbrush, and I hope you feel the same!
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