Virtuous Toothbrushes. Eventually every bit of petroleum-based plastic in our homes will need to be replaced with something more sustainable. Dylan Regan from Dublin has begun the process with a bamboo toothbrush with bristles infused with charcoal to help fight plaque. For every VirtueBrush sold, three trees are planted. Bamboo is a renewable resource that matures in three years compared to over a century for oak. It’s rapid growth (up to three feet a day for some species) makes for impressive carbon sequestration, about 70 per cent more than an acre of hardwoods.
I think it is totally worth it to buy a VirtueBrush! Everything but the bristles are plant-based and compostable. I appreciate they want to provide the best bristles available for a great tooth brushing experience. The solid bamboo handle is a really nice feature that looks and feels great. Plus the box it comes in can be kept and used as a neat toothbrush protector when travelling. You can use the VirtueBrush for a few months and afterwards use it as fire kindling or for odd jobs around the house before leaving it to biodegrade as nature intended. To be fair the VirtueBrush is not just an ordinary toothbrush, it is a unique product in its own right.