Did you know the first toothbrush you ever used is still lurking in the ocean? Yes! Conventional toothbrushes are not recyclable or compostable. They end up in the landfill and eventually the ocean, endangering marine life. That’s why we have sourced beautifully handmade bamboo toothbrushes from artisans in Dhemaji (Assam). The handle is of Indian grown bamboo and made by rural artisans, that decompose in soil after use. The bristles however are of Polybutylene terephthalate (PBT) material that lasts upto 6 months of usage and are not biodegradable. We have not come across toothbrushes with 100% home compostable bristles in India until now, and would love to source it when available. The best way to dispose will be to remove the bristles from the handle before composting it. After a lot of research about bristles, we learnt how many companies claim to use ‘biodegradable’ bristles which are actually just greenwashing us. We didn’t want to jump into that bandwagon to make any sustainability claims, instead be well informed and progress with conscious decisions for protecting you and the ocean.