There are over 7 billion people in the world. 99% of those people brush their teeth with a standard plastic toothbrush that will eventually end up in landfills and our oceans.
Facts & Fiction abut The Giving Brush
1) The Giving Brush is made from organically grown bamboo
Fact. The Moso bamboo is grown naturally, no added chemicals or pesticides of any kind are ever used on our bamboo. Plus, it’s coated in a natural wax to keep it silky and dry!
2) Only one bamboo stem can grow from a single root
Fiction. The stems of bamboo are called culms. As many as 100 stems may grow from a single root. As you may know, bamboo is known to grow over four feet a day in the right conditions. Pretty awesome!
3) Bamboo is fully sustainable
Fact. Bamboo is in fact the fastest growing plant on earth. It contains naturally-occurring antimicrobial agents, so there is no need for using fertilizers or pesticides during its cultivation. Our bamboo is totally organic and wild. After we harvest a bamboo stalk to use for toothbrushes, another stalk takes its place and grows to full size within just 2 years — a remarkable growth rate!
4) The Giving Brush is antimicrobial
Fact. Bamboo is actually naturally antimicrobial. (The same reason cutting boards are made from bamboo!) This means that theoretically, you won’t have to worry about bacteria growing in your handle!
5) The Giving Brush has biodegradable handles
Fact. We’ve created a high quality easy-to-grip handle made entirely out of bamboo. Our handles are also completely biodegradable, so they won’t last forever in a landfill like plastic brushes! You can recycle the bristles, then throw the handle into your compost pile, where it will decompose naturally! Less plastic, more bamboo!
6) The Giving Brush is stealing food from Panda’s
Fiction. Our Giving Toothbrush is made from organic Chinese Moso Bamboo. It is proved that Pandas neither inhabit or eat the Moso bamboo, so we’re not taking away from the pandas's food sources.
7) The Giving Brush is made with plant-based bristles
Fact. This special MEDIUM bristles are made from bpa free nylon 6 and meant to be recycled.
8) The Giving Brush is Vegan and Non-toxic
Fact. The Giving Brush Bamboo is not toxic!
Each of us will use 300 toothbrushes during our lifetime (4 toothbrushes per year)
A conventional toothbrush weighs approximately 18 grams (.63 oz.)
Each of us will throw away about 12 pounds of plastic toothbrushes in our lifetime
Plastic toothbrush waste generated during our lifetime =
80 Billion Pounds
"QUIT PLASTIC, BRUSH BAMBOO"