Biome Bamboo Toothbrush Kids

Biome

Soft kids bamboo toothbrush that's a minimalist solution to plastic toothbrush waste, with long-lasting superior hygiene PBT polyester bristles that have tapered ends for better cleaning between children's teeth and gums.  Bury or compost handle at the end of its life.

While the bristles can not be composted, our aim is to offer a resource-efficient, high quality dental care toothbrush.

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Features of Biome’s kids bamboo toothbrush

  • Bristles made from longer lasting, slightly irregular tapered end PBT, rather than nylon.  PBT is more durable and less water absorbent than nylon, hence less likely to harbour germs. 
  • Curve shaped handle that is more comfortable to hold.
  • Small head size suitable for children from about 2 years of age.
  • Handle made from MOSO bamboo, which is not the bamboo eaten by Pandas.
  • Heat treated bamboo, no varnish.
  • Bristles are pressed in rather than glued. 
  • BPA free handle and bristles.
  • Vegan.

Why use a bamboo toothbrush?

Bamboo is one of the fastest growing plants, where as the petroleum used to make plastic is a finite and polluting resource.

Bamboo is able to be buried or composted and will return to organic matter in the soil, while a plastic toothbrush will sit in the environment for hundreds of years before it disperses into synthetic contaminants.

Plastic toothbrushes are not able to be recycled through household recycling systems, so most end up in landfill.  Please note that Biome does offer a complementary service in our stores of taking plastic toothbrushes for recycling.

Why are the bristles not made of compostable material

100% plant-based plastic bristles are much softer and only last for a few days or weeks.  It is exciting that these plant plastic solutions are being worked on, but we also see a role for long wearing bristles on a brush that only needs replacing every 2 to 3 months.  Bamboo toothbrushes consume resources and generate pollution in their production and transportation around the world, and thus it is still wasteful to make toothbrushes to be replaced every few weeks.

If we can convert millions of people to using bamboo handle toothbrushes instead of plastic by offering bristles that meet performance expectations, then this is a massive positive environmental outcome.

We will continue to support and search for compostable bristle solutions.

About PBT bristles

PBT (polybutylene terephthalate) is a polyester compound.  Nylon bristles are more flexible but they a water-absorbent and more easily deformed. Therefore, nylon bristles are generally made more thick to be longer lasting, but that can make them more harsh feeling, unless the ends are rounded.  Most bamboo toothbrushes on the market use Nylon 6 bristles.  Biome's Medium bristle toothbrush uses Nylon.   PBT bristles have a tapered needle shaped end to make them more thin and flexible and better for reaching between teeth and gums.

How to care for your bamboo toothbrush and end of life

Allow to air dry between uses, do not encase. Otherwise care for your brush as you would a plastic toothbrush.  Replace every 2 to 3 months or when the bristles have frayed out of shape.  Consider a bamboo travel case for storing on the go.

Bristles can be removed with small pliers before composting.  They are too small for recycling so need to go in landfill.  This is a tiny amount of plastic compared with a plastic handle brush.  Packaging box can be recycled.

More bamboo toothbrushes in our range:

Soft bristle adult bamboo toothbrush made with PBT bristles

Medium bristle bamboo toothbrush made with Nylon 6 bristles

Bamboo toothbrush holder

Made in China.

Orders are taking 3 to 4 days to leave us due to the need to space out our team for safety.  Express is sent same or next day.  Australia Post is also taking longer than normal to deliver, including express is not always next day.  Take care everyone!

45 day returns: If you are not satisfied with a product that you ordered online*, you are welcome to return it to us within 45 days, unused and in a pristine saleable condition with the original packaging and we will refund your cost of goods - you can either post back to us or return to one of our stores.
*with the exception of skin and body care, makeup, food, and custom order items, which can not be returned for change of mind.

Standard: It is not the case at the moment, but normally our orders leave within 24 hours from Brisbane (Monday - Friday). Orders will arrive in 2 to 7 days depending on destination. Standard Australian shipping is free on orders over $75. Shipping for orders under $75 is $9.95, or $6.95 for delivery to SE Qld postcodes 4000-4299, 4500-4549.

Express: place orders by midday. Orders generally arrive next day if you are in the Australia Post Next Day Delivery network and subject to Australia Post fulfilling its guarantee. Only available for orders up to 4kg (excludes bulky/heavy items such as Bokashi bins, cleaning products and large size items to areas outside Brisbane unless you wish to pay the total Australia Post Express Post charge).

Click & Collect: simply choose your store pick up location at checkout and we will arrange for your order to be there within 3 to 4 working days (1 working day for Milton warehouse) for free. Please wait until you receive a telephone call/text to advise when your goods are ready to be collect.

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By on15 March 2020 :
Title : Biome Bamboo Toothbrush Kids
Comment : perfect for little ones
(Biome Bamboo Toothbrush Kids)
By on02 Sept. 2019 :
Title : toothbrush
Comment : Definitely recommend the kids' brush over the adults' brush (for adults). It's smaller and more comfortable.
(Biome Bamboo Toothbrush Kids)
By on29 July 2019 :
Title : love it
Comment : will continue to buy
(Biome Bamboo Toothbrush Kids)

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