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Irish Examiner, 1st April 2019, Single-use plastics ban fights climate change

Irish Examiner, 1st April 2019, Single-use plastics ban fights climate change

  • Virtue Brush

While takeaway coffee cups, with their plastic lining, and throwaway water bottles have come under the bright environmental spotlight in recent times, another daily item coming under scrutiny is the plastic toothbrush.

With people going through between six and 12 toothbrushes a year, and with the handle and brush made from plastic, bamboo has emerged as an alternative material for the product.

One company making them is VirtueBrush and we recently caught up with the Founder, Dylan Regan:

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Irish Examiner, 13th February 13, 2017, Is VirtueBrush the answer to plastic toothbrushes and their environmental impact?

Irish Examiner, 13th February 13, 2017, Is VirtueBrush the answer to plastic toothbrushes and their environmental impact?

  • Virtue Brush

VirtueBrush is a sustainable plant-based toothbrush made with a 100% Moso bamboo handle. From that point of view, it’s a favourable alternative to the plastic toothbrushes that can’t be recycled. That plastic often ends up in the landfill or makes its way into our waterways and causing damage to our environment.

Toothbrushes look like small innocent little items that help us clean our teeth, items we use every day. Collectively, though, it adds up to a lot of plastic.

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