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How to Dispose a Bamboo Toothbrush in 3 Steps
(Zero Waste)

 

So, it’s been 3 months and your bamboo toothbrush is full of bacteria and worn-out? Here’s how to dispose of a Bam&Boo toothbrush in 3 steps without any waste: 

 

You already know our motto: Reduce waste and plastic. Go green. Go blue. We also care deeply for reusing and recycling.

So, let’s get you in the mood for some cool DIY eco-conscious steps to a proper disposal of your Bam&Boo toothbrush.

We remind you that our handle is made out of 100% biodegradable bamboo and the bristles are made from nylon 6 bpa free.

The different parts of your bamboo toothbrush can be disassembled. Are you all set to go?

 

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Step 1 - Remove the toothbrush bristles

How to best remove the bamboo toothbrush bristles

How to best remove the bamboo toothbrush bristles:

  • Find a nice spot in the kitchen’s table, in a corner of the balcony or porch to carry out this task. Smile all along!
  • Get a pair of pliers or tweezers, a tray or a kitchen towel to better confine the removed bristles and avoid them spreading out;
  • Pull the bristles out of the head.
    TIP: Don’t try to pull too many in one go. We recommend making a slight rolling movement when pulling. Much easier, right?
  • When the removal is complete, you’ll end up with a lightweight pile.

How to recycle the bristles:

Be careful, don't throw them in the mixed recyclables bin

  • The bristles should go into a plastic recycling bin but not in the mixed recyclable bins.
    TIP: The bristles are too small for mixed recyclable bins and they will probably not get recycled.
  • Also, better than throwing the small bristles into the big plastic recycling bin we suggest reusing a plastic bottle (hey, don’t crinkle your face, it’s an ecobrick 😊 ) to keep all the plastic waste tight in one place ready to be correctly discarded.

 

    Step 2 – Dispose of the bamboo handle 

    How to compost a bamboo handle

    Now we want to make sure that your 100% biodegradable handle bristle-free breaks down naturally in the environment.

    How to compost a bamboo handle:

    • Dispose it in your local commercial composter, for a faster decomposition;
    • Put it in your home composting bin, if you have one (if you don’t have one, here’s the permaculture idea of how to create a hot compost 😉);
    • Throw it into your garden or fireplace, if you are lucky to have one;
    • Go for a stroll in your city park and stick it in the soil;
      TIP: Break the bamboo handle into small pieces with a hammer or saw before burying it in the soil. This will speed up decomposition.

    Time to fully compost bamboo:

    You should know that your bamboo handle can take either a few months or some years to biodegrade, because bamboo’s decomposition depends on several conditions: soil, temperature and atmosphere.

    Depending on the type of composting, the bamboo handle can take from 3 years to 4 months to compost.

    But we can guarantee you that it will get back to earth entirely. And you’ll feel your positive impact!

       

      Step 3 – Reuse or upcycle your bamboo toothbrush 

      Ideas to reuse or upcycle your bamboo toothbrush

      If you choose to give a second life to your bamboo toothbrush handle, this might as well be your Step 1. Because there are so many useful and cool things you can do.

      Ideas to reuse or upcycle your bamboo toothbrush:

      • Cleaning tricky spots, like corners, tiles, basins, etc;
      • Marking your herb garden, writing the name in the handle and sticking it in the soil;
      • Using the bristle-free handle creatively in arts and crafts with your children.

      Here are several ways to reuse a bamboo toothbrush. In the meantime, save this tip: boil your worn toothbrush in hot water to sterilize it and make sure you book it for its second life.

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      Last but not the least…

      Just a quick reminder that all our packaging materials are biodegradable, such as envelope without plastic, carton without glue and protection bag made of PLA (polylactic acid which is biodegradable and derived from renewable resources such as corn or cassava starch).

      So, basically your bamboo toothbrush’s recycling journey starts as soon as you receive your toothbrush subscription comfortably at your door. Awesome, don’t you think?

      Feel free to leave your comments below. We would love to hear your ideas and tips and join our community.

       

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      How to dispose your bamboo toothbrush


      16 comments

      • Hi sir,

        Good morning.

        I just sent mail to your mail: info@thebamandboo.com, please kindly check if you have got or not.

        Any feedback by return will be highly appreciated.

        Thanks and best regard,
        Alice

        Alice
      • Hey Alicia, please send us an e-mail on info@thebamandboo.com and we will be happy to help you with that :)

        Bam&Boo
      • Hello Raul, those are really relevant questions to ask! We invite you to read out blog post: https://thebamandboo.com/blogs/the-bam-boo-blog/we-plant-one-tree-per-day
        In collaboration with Plantar uma Árvore (Plant a Tree Association), we are planting a tree a day. Every time a customer orders from us, he is contributing to a initiative that seek to promote local biodiversity by restoring native forest. Regarding the toothbrush, it always depend on the user and its usage, however it is suppose to last you 3 months :)

        Bam&Boo
      • Buenas tardes, me puede alguien decir como anular la suscripción mensual de los cepillos, cuando los compre no vi ninguna pestaña de suscripción mensual y la verdad es que somos 2 de familia y ya tengo 6 cepillas más que no voy a gastar en el mes. Por favor no puedo meterme en la página porque no reconoce mi correo y no puedo anular la suscripción. Alguien me puede ayudar. Gracias

        Alicia
      • In any case it is such a waste to send so many toothbrushes to everyone, how much CO2 are we wasting just to get it comfy at home? And does those toothbrushes really last 3 months to anyone? In less than a month mine is completely worn off. Unless I can get a 12 set in one go shipment for the next time, I am going to stop ordering them and look for local alternatives.

        Raul

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