Bamboo Toothbrush

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Jun 22, 2021 4:42 PM
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Ashley Rose Pacek
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Brief Analysis of the Product

  • Bamboo toothbrushes are an eco-friendly and more sustainable version of the standard plastic toothbrush.
  • Allows consumers to practice dental hygiene by brushing their teeth and tongue.
  • This product is typically used in the morning, lunch and at night.

Key Features that Promote Sustainability

  • Bamboo is a renewable resource that does not need a large amount of water to survive and grow. As well, it only takes three years for bamboo plants to grow to be full size again.
  • Considering this toothbrush is made out of natural materials, it takes a maximum of 10 years to fully decompose meanwhile it takes a plastic toothbrush 500 years to decompose.
  • While the bamboo plants are growing they absorb carbon dioxide and can generate up to 35% more oxygen then trees.
  • Bamboo has anti-microbial properties making it safe and hygienic

Features that Reduce Sustainability

  • On some bamboo toothbrushes the bristles are still made out of plastic instead of bamboo.
  • Bamboo is most commonly grown in China, and Southeast Asia. This requires fossil fuels to be emitted during the transportation to manufacturing facilities and to consumers world-wide.

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