Monday, 1 March 2010

Eco toothbrushes

I commit to trying to live on this planet with the smallest footprint possible. Today I have found how to get even closer to this goal;

Bamboo enviroment friendly toothbrushes

http://www.environmentaltoothbrush.com.au/

Will give you an update once they arrive

Edited to link in where I found the original link! Thanks for the inspiration Kel!

2 comments:

TheCrone said...

4 Responses to “From my nose to my toes”
1.dixiebelle Says:

November 23rd, 2009 at 3:38 pm e

I am trying them now. A little bit like sucking on a paddlepop stick, and a little bit of a strange taste at first! But generally good… haven’t composted any yet. Good luck!

2.simply.belinda Says:

November 23rd, 2009 at 4:07 pm e

I saw these when Kel posted them. We don’t need new toothbrushes right now so I am waiting but I am extremely interested in the idea.

Kind Regards
Bel

TheCrone said...

3.admin Says:

November 23rd, 2009 at 4:25 pm e

Belinda, thank you so much for reminding me where I read about them originally. mental fog lately.

4.Gordon Says:

November 25th, 2009 at 5:08 pm e

Sorry to offer a possibly negative view, but I am very suspicious of “green” bamboo products. Bamboo if frequently harvested from natural bamboo forests, and not from plantations. It is also commonly harveted unsustainably, leading to the death of the bamboo forest. This is particularly the case in China, but also is common in SE Asia (e.g. Cambodia, Vietnam) - I’m an environmental consultant working in these countries.

Also be particularly careful of bamboo clothing (typically towels and socks, but fabrics generally. Apart from the questions as to the sustainabilty of the harvest, the fibre is almost always made using a chemically intensive process accompanied by serious pollution. Does anyone remember viscose rayon, from the ’50s and ’60s? Same process, same problems, but that was made from trees.

While I’m raining on parades, be careful of anti-microbial anythings. They commonly contain some pretty horrible compounds that are often readily absorbed into the body (e.g. read about triclosan in the book Slow Death by Rubber Duck).

If these are truly sustainably produced and safe products I’d love to know and I’ll be the first to apologise and go out and buy one.

Gordon