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Environmental Toothbrush The Environmental Toothbrush - 12 x 1 (NF616)

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  1. The bristles are NOT Nylon 4 (29.10.2017) Review by Boris Roscin

    "The bristles are made from a BPA FREE polymer resistant to microbial growth during normal use, to ensure safety and durability. We have tried to find a biodegradable bristle but as of this time there is nothing available – apart from boars hair (don’t want to go there). No they are not Nylon 4 (as far as we know there are no bristles made from Nylon 4 on the market today).
    We have tried to bring you a toothbrush that is better for the environment- over the years we have been misled by our manufactures about our bristles being made of Nylon 4. We still believe that our toothbrush is a better alternative to a full Plastic toothbrush."
    Source http://environmentaltoothbrush.com.au/?page_id=2 (Posted on 29/10/2017)

  2. Tip on disposal Review by Leanne Newman -

    In response to Cathy I have seen some people pull out the bristles with tweezers so only that part is binned. I hope that is helpful. (Posted on 21/01/2017)

  3. The bristles are made from a Nylon 4 blend Review by dannyb

    Thank you for the enquiry about our bristles, they are a synthetic
    bristle as the only natural bristle available was Boar's hair (animal
    product - another issue).

    The bristles are made from a Nylon 4 blend please find below an extract from
    a scientific journal that explains it a little.

    Nylon 4
    It has been reported that nylon 4 was degraded in the soil and in the
    activated sludge. The results confirmed that Nylon 4 is readily degradable
    in the environment. Furthermore, the
    biodegradability of nylon 4 and nylon 6 blends was investigated in compost
    and activated sludge. The nylon 4 in the blend was completely degraded in 4
    months while nylon 6 was not degraded [90]. Recently, Yamano et al. was able
    to isolate polyamide 4 degrading microorganisms (ND-10 and ND-11) from
    activated sludge. The strains were identified as Pseudomonas sp. The
    supernatant from the culture broth of strain ND-11 degraded completely the
    emulsified nylon 4 in 24 h and produced γ-aminobutyric acid (GABA) as
    degradation product.
    (Posted on 04/11/2013)

  4. NOT all eco! Review by Tackley Wholefoods - Cathy

    I ordered this toothbrush pack (at great expense, purely to help the environment) and was pleasantly surprised to see that ALL the packaging - card outer and paper inners - was totally compostable. But once I unwrapped the first toothbrush it was only the HANDLE that was bamboo - the bristles are still plastic! I was expecting to be able to compost the whole thing. But now I can't. So how do I dispose of it now? Recycle bin takes plastic and paper - not wood! Garden rubbish bin takes wood - but not plastic. So what then - landfill? Burn it? So they can make a washing up brush with sisal or natural bristle - but not a toothbrush??? Back to the drawing board please! (Posted on 01/11/2013)

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