Zero Waste Bamboo Toothbrush
Materials: Handle made from biodegradable & sustainable FSC verified bamboo. Bristles* made from recyclable nylon (that is BPA & toxic free). Paint used on the handle is environmentally friendly & completely biodegradable.
*Bristles can be returned to ZWC for recycling through their TerraCycle scheme.
To recycle the bristles:
1. Put head of the bamboo toothbrush into hot or boiling water
2. Pluck out the bristles using pliers
3. Collect 10 sets of bristles and put them in an envelope and send them back to ZWC to be recycled by filling out the form linked below:
Packaging: Recycled brown kraft paper. 100% plastic free packaging.
Packaging includes a code that allows you to plant an extra tree.
All of our bamboo toothbrushes are made in a factory located in the Zhejiang Province in China. The factory uses organically grown and locally sourced Mao bamboo in the production of these toothbrushes. The factory workers work 8 hours a day and their wage per month is RMB 8,000-12,000, equal to £940-£1408, which is higher than the minimum wage of the province which is RMB 2010 a month, equal to £236. The workers receive holiday gifts during the Dragon-Boat Festival, the Mid-Autumn Festival, and the Chinese New Year. The workers have health insurance and receive regular examinations.
Message from the maker:
My name is Li Qiang. I am 42 years old and I have been working with this factory for 10 years. Before making the bamboo toothbrush, I learned handiwork from my father. After his retirement, I continued to work in the factory. My wife and I have a boy and a girl, our son has started university and he is a good student, we are proud of him. Our daughter loves her elder brother, and she hopes she can study in the same university together with her bother in the future. This job gives me stable income, so I am very grateful. Thank you for your support, our bamboo toothbrush is a good product and I hope you love this product. Thank you!
Zero Waste Club was founded in the UK by two students who wanted to make Plastic Free living easy and cheap as possible. They now provide a range of plastic free essentials.