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WooBamboo – The Solution to Plastic Toothbrushes

The Solution to Plastic Toothbrushes

The problem with plastic toothbrushes…

  • Every year billions of plastic toothbrushes are thrown away, clogging landfills and polluting oceans
  • In the UK over 150 million plastic toothbrushes are discarded per year
  • Toothbrushes are made up of plastic, rubber and nylon non of which are biodegradable

The solution – bamboo!

WooBamboo toothbrushes offer a natural and biodegradable option that works just as well and last just as long as a conventional toothbrush. The handle is made from sustainable and organic moso bamboo which is panda friendly (not the bamboo that they eat). The recyclable bristles are Dupont Tynex Nylon, arguably the best quality and most trusted bristle available. So when you’re done using your WooBamboo toothbrush, you could literally pull out and recycle the bristles, and throw the handle into your compost where it will gently biodegrade.

WooBamboo’s newest product, Eco-awesome Floss, was designed to be the most environmentally friendly floss available. The floss itself is natural, biodegradable silk coated in beeswax and flavoured with organic mint. It’s packaged in a unique plant based plastic that converts into its own dispenser, completely eliminating the need for a separate plastic case like other flosses in the market.

All packaging is made from recycled and recyclable materials. Big changes happen if we all make small steps, and these products serve as an inspirational reminder that a small step has been made towards a cleaner planet!

WooBamboo – changing the world one smile at a time!

  • 100% Environmentally-friendly product & packaging:
  • Highly hygienic: bamboo is naturally antimicrobial
  • Last as long as a regular plastic toothbrush
  • Stylish and unique
  • Safe & effective for all the family: Dentist
    approved and recommended

WooBamboo range includes brushes for adults in super soft, medium bristles, kids brushes, Pet brushes and natural dental floss.

Click here to shop the WooBamboo range!

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Green Cleaning – What does it mean?

What is Green Cleaning?

More and more people are looking at alternative lifestyle choices to minimise their impact on the environment and cleaning is no exception. With terms like “green”, “natural” and “eco” popping up on packaging all over the place the key question is – what actually makes a cleaning product green?

There are no quick and easy answers to this question, but one of the key things to look out for is product ingredients. There are some ingredients that are commonly used in detergents and household products that have a huge impact on the environment. Here are a few to be aware of.

The ingredients Bio D leave out – what to avoid

Phosphates

Used as water softeners and to improve cleaning, they can stimulate excessive growth of algae in the receiving waters. These algae often grow in such great numbers that the water becomes starved of oxygen, killing fish and plant life.

EDTA (Ethylenediaminetetraacetic acid)

This is sometimes used as a substitute for, but also in addition to, phosphates. It is a sequestering agent that attracts heavy metals such as lead and mercury, both of which have known carcinogenic properties. These heavy metals can eventually find their way back into water supplies and are extremely difficult to remove completely.

Optical brighteners

Used in laundry products to give an illusion of ‘whiteness’, they attach themselves to fabric to reflect ‘white light’. Clothes only appear cleaner. Optical brighteners are extremely difficult to biodegrade and can cause severe skin irritation. They can also cause mutations to microorganisms in receiving waters.

Chlorine bleaches

These are contained in conventional toilet cleaners, sanitisers, nappy powders, washing powders and dishwasher detergents. During the breakdown of these types of bleach, carcinogenic toxic substances are formed, similar to the banned pesticide DDT.

Petroleum-derived additives

Most conventional household cleaners contain petroleum-derived additives and detergents. They often break down incompletely and contain toxic impurities that are highly irritant, cause allergic reactions and can endanger plant and animal life.

In addition to those listed above, the following ingredients are contained in the majority of conventional brands of toiletries and cosmetics. Bio-D never use them:

  • Enzymes
  • Lanolin
  • Thiozoles (MI, MIT, MCI and BIT)
  • Urea
  • Tallow
  • Triclosan
  • GMO/SMO
  • Phthalates
  • Synthetic fragrances
  • Titanium dioxide
  • Sodium tallowate
  • Chemical plasticisers
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