bamboo toothbrushes - 100% biodegradable
go bamboo gets inspiration for products from the plastic debris that washes up on our beaches.
all of the products and packaging being developed by go bamboo have been designed to be disposed of in and around your own home. they are 100% non toxic and 100% biodegradable.
the go bamboo toothbrush comes in adult and child sizes. the handle is made of natural bamboo (not a bamboo laminate) sealed with an edible wax. the bristles are soft to medium stiffness, dual length, sharpened bristle, made from nylon 4 (see below for further information), and they clean your teeth really well. the toothbrush comes packaged in a sealed recycled cardboard box.
because the go bamboo toothbrush does not come in a variety of colours, you need to customise your toothbrush to differentiate yours from others in the home. write your name in pencil on the handle, or be creative and decorate your toothbrush.
disposing of your toothbrush:
when you've finished with your toothbrush you can put it to another use, cleaning your bike or other intricate object. climbers you could use it to clean holds.
you could shave the bristles off into a piece of tissue and flush them down the loo or into the compost and use the handle to make another tool.
if you put it in the compost and it will go eventually.
is Nylon 4 biodegradable?:
nylon 4 is a synthetic polymer, that has been shown to be vulnerable to bacterial activity specifically pseudomonas strain ND-11. In activated sludge (sewage) or compost, nylon 4 breaks down in about 3-4 months.
below are some links to research and articles, relating to the ability of nylon 4 to biodegrade: