Kappi's sustainably sourced Eco Bamboo Toothbrushes are perfect for family or individual use. Each toothbrush in the 4 - pack is marked with a different symbol representing each of the four seasons. If you are an individual - there is one for each season (designed to change every 3 months), and if you are a family you can choose which you like best!
- 4 x Eco Bamboo Toothbrushes with adult sized medium bristles
- Made from sustainably sourced bamboo
- BPA free bristles and vegan
- Handle is biodegradable and can be composted
Are bamboo toothbrush bristles biodegradable?
There are currently three types of bristles used in bamboo toothbrushes - Nylon, Boar and Biodegradable Vegan bristles.
Boar (pig) bristles are 100% biodegradable, however they're often obtained as by-products of the Chinese meat market and can pose serious ethical questions regarding treatment of animals.
Biodegradable vegan bristles are made from derivatives of castor oil. They are 100% biodegradable, however the bristles start breaking down within 10-14 days of use making them poor value for our customers.
Nylon bristles. After much research and sample testing Kappi opted for Nylon bristles for their durability and value. We recommend snapping the head off your old toothbrush when it's time to change.
How long does each toothbrush last?
Dentists recommend swapping toothbrushes every 2-3 months. After sample testing, we recommend swapping out our bamboo toothbrushes every 3 months. A handy hint to improve the life of your toothbrush is to leave it soaking overnight in a glass of white vinegar every month or so. This freshens the bristles and removes most of the accumulated bacteria.