Conventional toothbrushes are made from a variety of different hard plastics, high-density polyethylene, and nylon. It will take more than 500 years to fully break down according to U.S. National Environmental Organizations. While bamboo toothbrush handles made from natural bamboo, it will take only around six months to break down.
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An estimated 1 billion plastic toothbrushes enter the landfill every year in the United States. These plastics not only going into our land but also our oceans. Great garbage islands about the size of Mexico have been found floating in the Pacific. It is now believed that there are 5.25 trillion pieces of plastic debris in the ocean with our marine life being directly afflicted. Every year, much marine life dies from plastic intake, and these are only discovered.
Small Steps Make Big Changes. PureGLO bamboo toothbrushes are made from natural bamboo which is eco-friendly and biodegradable.