FAQ

The only natural material which has the same properties as nylon is either boar or badger hair. We are proudly a vegan and cruelty free company, so that’s a big NO for us. We use recyclable DUPONT Nylon-6, free from the toxin BPA (Bisphenol A) and other nasty chemicals.

We sure do! Read on . . .

A few months ago, you got yourself a brand new bamboo toothbrush, you used it and loved it.

Now what? You’re ready to compost it! Follow our easy steps below to do so.

1. Simply pluck the bristles of your toothbrush with your pliers.
2. Don’t try to pull too many in one go.
3. We recommend making a slight rolling movement when pulling.

Much easier, right?

Note: You can recycle the bristles, but it’s best to check with your local recycling center first. Then you’re ready to either compost or reuse your bamboo handle!

Some of our favorite ways to reuse your old toothbrush :

Make a garden marker
You will need to remove the bristles first. Then, simply write the name of the plant or the herbs in the handle and stick it into the soil.

Create arts and crafts
Can be used in replacements of popsicle sticks for all your kids' awesome, ahem, school projects 😉

Clean small stuff
Before plucking the bristles you can use it to clean keyboards, around faucet, jewelry, clothing stains, scrub shoes, etc.

The 2 kinds of bamboos we use are indigenous to China and Vietnam, so some of our products are made in either countries.

We strive to work with accredited factories. Here are some of the certifications we look for in a factory: ISO,BSCI,SAFE LABOR PRACTICES,FSC & PETA VEGAN CRUELTY FREE.

Fun Fact : MOSO bamboo grows amazingly fast (up to 91cm day!)

We LOVE local shopping. Our products are today available at hundred of spots around North America and Mexico. If your local favorite retailers still isn’t offering our products, let them know you’d like to have The future is bamboo available at their store!

Since we love all animals so much, we would never steal from their food source!

Pandas rely on Pseudosasa japonica (arrow bamboo), although they have been known to also eat Phyllostachys nigra (black bamboo) and Phyllostachys bissetii (bissetii bamboo).

The bamboos we use are called MOSO (Phyllostachys edulis) and TÙC and are not a variety pandas eat. It was a very important selection factor to us, as a Vegan and Cruelty-Free brand, we would never encourage or partake in depleting any animals' food sources.

Yes. The bamboo's surface is treated with natural soy wax. This improves the grip and hygienic properties of our toothbrushes.

In short, yes, the stick itself can be composted.
Don't forget to remove the vegan thread completely beforehand!

Our Eco Floss Picks are made with (PLA) and will compost in some municipal/industrial facilities according to ISO, ASTM, and EN regulations.

The number of industrial composting facilities is currently limited and may not be available near you. However, the good news is, the development of such facilities is growing internationally. Yay!

Looking for a composting facility near you?

Please visit findacomposter.com

You will find that we use PLA (polylactic acid) in our Eco Floss Picks, an amazing option to traditional plastic floss picks.

PLA is plant based! Made from plants like corn, cassava, sugar cane or beets to capture and sequester CO2 transforming it into long-chain sugar molecules.

Amazingly, new technology is being assessed to skip plants and use microorganisms to directly convert greenhouse gases into lactic acid.

Polylactic acid (PLA) is a biopolymer and a repeating chain of lactic acid, which undergoes a 2-step degradation process.

1. DISINTEGRATION: The moisture and heat in the compost pile split the polymer chains apart, creating smaller polymers, and finally, lactic acid.

2. BIODEGRADATION:Microorganisms in compost and soil consume the smaller polymer fragments and lactic acid as nutrients. Since lactic acid is widely found in nature, a large number of organisms metabolize lactic acid.

The end result of composting is carbon dioxide, water and humus, a soil nutrient. This degradation process is temperature and humidity dependent.

Our thread is silk-free meaning it does not come from a silk worm (yuck !)

The future is bamboo cares about the planet and ALL its inhabitants, and we would never want to profit or steal from any animal just to sell products. This is also why we do not sell toothbrushes with biodegradable boar hair either. No thanks!

We choose to use a high quality thread that is coated with vegan-friendly wax.

While this means the thread isn't biodegradable, it is BPA-free and can be recycled (always call your local recycling centers ahead to know if they can recycle it!).

We believe that having a vegan option for this product that is also eco-friendly aligned more with our brand's value and philosophies.

We use a safe alternative to Worm Silk Floss (which is not vegan, not cruelty free), with our ultra-high molecular weight PE (UHMWPE) for the floss in our Eco Floss Picks. UHMWPE spun fibres were produced by utilizing terpene as an alternative to petrochemicals. The use of terpene oil as an alternative to petrochemicals provides an environmentally friendly process. Since it is from a renewable source (i.e., orange peel), it is sustainable.

According to the Higg Index (Higg Index Holistically Measures Social & Environmental Impacts throughout the Value Chain), Worm Silk has by far the worst impact on the environment of any textile, including polyester, viscose/rayon, and lyocell. It's worse than the much-demonized cotton, using more fresh water, causing more water pollution, and emitting more greenhouse gases.

Silk is made from fibers spun by worms, who are animals, in a process that's surprisingly cruel and typically ends with the worms being killed.

No. Nada. None. There is no ricin. The material is highly processed using intense heat and pressure. By the time the material becomes bristles, the ricin in the castor beans is completely gone.

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