Monday, January 03, 2011
I read about The Environmental Toothbrush in Sunset magazine and looked it up online. The toothbrushes are billed as an eco-friendly, biodegradable alternative to a traditional brush. They also happen to be much more attractive than most toothbrushes, which gives them additional appeal.
The brand's site describes them as, "Invented by a Brisbane dentist, The Environmental Toothbrush is a simple solution. Made from bamboo, a natural cellulose fibre, they are 100% biodegradable, environmentally sustainable, and do not pollute the environment. The amazing growth and self-renewing ability of bamboo means that deforestation is not necessary either. Even our packaging is bio-degradable."
At about $50 for 12 brushes and international shipping, these aren't too much more expensive than a regular toothbrush. However, I wonder if the oversees shipping makes them equally wasteful when you stop to consider the fuel consumption. Maybe they can find a U.S. distributor for the toothbrushes? I nominate Brook Farm General in Brooklyn for the task.