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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

  • Dylan Regan

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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The Irish Times, 17th February 2017, Virtuous Toothbrushes, by Manchán Magan

The Irish Times, 17th February 2017, Virtuous Toothbrushes, by Manchán Magan

  • Dylan Regan
Virtuous toothbrushes: 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

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The Irish Times, 12th February 2017, VirtueBrush: clean teeth with a clear conscience?

The Irish Times, 12th February 2017, VirtueBrush: clean teeth with a clear conscience?

  • Dylan Regan

The Irish Times, Business Innovation, by Olive Keogh. 

VirtueBrush: clean teeth with a clear conscience? An Irish company is creating a sustainable toothbrush made of Moso bamboo

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Irish Tech News, 12 IRISH BUSINESSES VYING FOR POLE POSITION IN VOOM 2016 COMPETITION

Irish Tech News, 12 IRISH BUSINESSES VYING FOR POLE POSITION IN VOOM 2016 COMPETITION

  • Dylan Regan

Twelve Irish entrants are currently in the top 80 start-ups vying to become finalists in the overall Virgin Media Voom 2016 Pitchathon and 2 of these are in the Top 10 ranking, with the public vote still ongoing and about to close next Monday 23rd May. The Irish entrants below have reached the top of the process from a total field of 4,894 entrants to the Virgin Media VOOM 2016...

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