Estimates suggest that around one billion plastic toothbrushes are thrown away each year in the United States. That is a LOT of non-biodegradable waste going to landfills. Conventional toothbrushes are made from plastics and nylon, which take decades to break down, if they break down at all.
If your family is looking for simple ways to be more environmentally friendly, switching to an eco-friendly toothbrush is a great way to start. There are great eco-friendly toothbrushes out there for adults and kids, with variations to meet most all dental needs.
Eco-friendly toothbrushes offer numerous benefits over conventional toothbrushes.
At TuTu’s Green World, we love sharing great eco-friendly products that families can trust. Below, we offer our list of the top 10 eco-friendly toothbrushes that are suitable for the whole family.
GREENZLA Bamboo Toothbrushes are a great, durable, affordable option for eco-friendly dental hygiene. The toothbrushes are made from bamboo and BPA-free bristles. The bristles are ultra soft and are infused with charcoal for a complete clean. The overall design of these toothbrushes is great for older kids and adults. Not only are the toothbrushes eco-friendly, but GREENSLA’s packaging is biodegradable, which means zero waste.
If you need softer bristles, the Jordan Green Clean Manual Toothbrush is a great option for comfort and sustainability. Made from recycled materials, these toothbrushes have an ergonomic shape and ultra soft bristles. Jordan’s Green Clean brushes are made from 100% recycled post-consumer plastics. What’s more, their packaging is also made from recycled materials and is recyclable. The labels are not recycled, but are made with sustainably-sourced materials, which means this is an eco-friendly brand your family can stand behind.
Preserve Eco Friendly Adult Toothbrushes are specially designed for adult dental needs. These lightweight, ergonomic toothbrushes are made from recycled post-consumer waste. The design is meant to be functional and convenient for everyday use. Preserve is a B Corp business, meaning they are certified by B Lab for social and environmental performance. All Preserve products are made from recycled materials, and are manufactured in the United States.
If plant-based materials are what you are looking for in an eco-friendly toothbrush, then try SeaTurtle’s Plant-Based Bamboo Toothbrush. These toothbrushes are made from 100% plant-based materials including castor beans and bamboo. The bristles are made from castor bean-derived materials, which are softer than nylon. To further their commitment to the environment, SeaTurtle uses minimal packaging and uses recycled materials for the packaging they do use.
We love this brand for their commitment to the environment, including their dedication to conservation. When you purchase from SeaTurtle, 10% of your purchase is donated to marine conservation.
NUDUKO is another brand offering eco-friendly and sustainable toothbrush options. Their Biodegradable Bamboo Toothbrush is made from 100% natural materials including ethically-sourced bamboo. The bristles are made from BPA-free nylon, and are designed to be softer than conventional toothbrushes. Furthering their eco-friendliness, NUDUKO toothbrushes are also biodegradable and are packaged in biodegradable packaging. This eliminates the majority of waste associated with toothbrushes. Each NUDUKO toothbrush is lettered, which is perfect for families so everyone knows which toothbrush is theirs.
For a great eco-friendly charcoal toothbrush, you have to try Isshah Biodegradable Eco-Friendly Natural Bamboo Charcoal Toothbrushes. These toothbrushes are a great combination of utility, comfort, and sustainability. The smooth bamboo handles are made from sustainably-sourced bamboo that is mold-resistant and cleaner than plastics. The bristles are made from BPA-free materials infused with charcoal. These toothbrushes are also biodegradable. Isshah sells these toothbrushes in a convenient pack of 12, with each toothbrush numbered. This helps families keep up with their toothbrushes easily.
Virgin Forest is a brand that is dedicated to quality, sustainability, and style. Their Virgin Forest Soft Bristle Bamboo Toothbrush is perfect for consumers who want a soft, comfortable brushing experience. Made from 100% recycled materials, these brushes help you protect your dental health and the environment simultaneously. Every part of these toothbrushes are biodegradable, including the handle and packaging. The bright colored bristles are a great way to keep track of which toothbrush is yours, while adding a little color to your bathroom routine.
Millions of people suffer from sensitive gums, and it is incredibly important to find a toothbrush that supports proper gum health. We love Virgin Forest Bamboo Toothbrush for Sensitive Gums. These toothbrushes are made from 100% natural, sustainable materials, including BPA-free nylon bristles. The ergonomic design is comfortable on hands and helps you reach all those hard-to-reach places with ease. Virgin Forest uses biodegradable packaging and packing materials, so you can feel good about your purchase, even if it requires shipping.
The Humble Co. is one of our favorite brands for eco-friendly toothbrushes. These toothbrushes were designed by dentists to provide a great clean while supporting the environment. The Humble Co. Natural Toothbrush is a great day-to-day toothbrush for teens or adults. These toothbrushes are made from plant-based and conventional materials in a way that supports sustainability.
Buying products from The Humble Co. does more than support their eco-friendly brand – it also supports communities in need. Sales from their products support oral health projects around the world.
Kids have unique dental care needs. For the best clean, a kids toothbrush should be the right size, should be soft, and should be easy for kids to handle. The Humble Co. Bamboo Toothbrush for Kids is a great option for an eco-friendly toothbrush that meets all of these goals. Designed by dentists, these toothbrushes provide a soft-yet-powerful clean. The ultra-soft brushes are colorful and fun, which helps kids want to brush. These toothbrushes are made from bamboo and BPA-free materials.
We love The Humble Co. because they support vulnerable populations. For every kids toothbrush sold, a toothbrush or alternative dental product is donated to a child in need.
Switching from conventional to eco-friendly products isn’t as difficult as it may seem. As you can see, there are many great, affordable options for eco-friendly toothbrushes, which is a simple way to be more sustainably in your everyday life.
Overall, switching to an eco-friendly toothbrush is an easy and affordable way to reduce your carbon footprint and protect the environment while maintaining good oral hygiene.
The holiday season is upon us, and it's time to sprinkle some festive cheer around our homes. But wait, let's jingle all the way in an eco-friendly style this year! Swapping out the usual tinsel and baubles for sustainable holiday decorations is not only kind to Mother Earth but also heaps of fun. Here are some merry and bright ideas for decking your halls sustainably!
As the leaves begin to change colors and pumpkins adorn porches, it's the perfect time to talk about composting during the fall season. Composting is not only a sustainable way to reduce waste, but it can also transform your garden soil into nutrient-rich goodness. There are various fall items you can add to your compost pile to enrich your soil and promote a healthier environment. Additionally, the delightful children's book, "Soil Magic," teaches young readers about composting and the items that can be composted.