Toothbrushes are an indispensable item for our everyday life. Although it’s not something we think about all of the time, we do have to use them at least once during the morning and night. So, today I would like to focus on “bamboo toothbrushes”.
Bamboo toothbrushes are currently attracting the attention of the world. But why? What are the advantages to that of a regular plastic toothbrush that we commonly use? Let’s take a deeper look at some of the reasons why you might want to consider switching your plastic toothbrush to a more sustainable one.
Reason #1: Earth-friendly
The environmental destruction caused by plastics is getting worse every year, and it is said that the number of plastics in the sea will be larger than the number of fish in the ocean by 2050. Because plastic does not return to nature, it remains as garbage on the earth without being decomposed. On the other hand, bamboo toothbrushes are made out of natural bamboo, so they will not pollute the earth after being disposed. In addition, bamboo is said to be the fastest growing trees in the world, and if left uncut, it can hinder the growth of other trees or cause the land to lose its natural balance. Bamboo toothbrushes not only reduce plastic consumption but also reduce the risk of damage by uncut bamboo, “killing two birds with one stone” as they say.
Reason #2: Get a healthier dental hygiene experience
Everything you put in your mouth has a great effect on your body, and the most frequently used toothbrushes are no exception. The harm to our health caused by plastics has already been reported as a result of research and is caused by the unintentional ingestion of chemicals that leach out of them over time. Specifically, these chemicals are said to cause difference diseases such as cancer, decreased reproductive function, ADHD and learning disabilities in children, depression, central nervous system disorders, allergies, and so on.
In today’s world filled with plastic containers, you have to be as careful about what comes in contact with your body as you care about your food. Bamboo toothbrushes are 100% natural and can be used as many times as you like every day. “Good nutrition is important for the body!”, is a phrase I often hear, but it may be better to switch to a bamboo toothbrush first than to drink a health supplement in a plastic container.
Reason #3: Modern design to brighten up your day
Bamboo toothbrushes have a modern design that completes every bathroom design. It’s our bathrooms that allows us start our day right! If it’s looking little more visually pleasing than usual, then it will surely help you get in the right mindset to spend a good rest of your day.
Reason #4: Convenient to carry
Bamboo toothbrushes are lighter and dry much faster than plastic toothbrushes, making them convenient to carry everywhere you go. After lunch in the office or out and about to your next travel destination, a toothbrush that is easy to carry around has a very important function.
Currently, overseas brands of bamboo toothbrushes are the mainstream, but bamboo toothbrushes are now available at Sustainable.(dot), one of Japan’s first plastic free shops. Usually the price of imported products is very high, but one of the charms about this store is that the prices are reasonable because it’s a domestic brand.
Check out the link to Sustainable. below! Thank again for reading another one of my blog posts for CICLO. Until next time!