Bamboo Toothbrushes Best option for Planet Health say Researchers at Trinity College Dublin and Eastman Dental Institute
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The bamboo toothbrush had the lowest impact in all categories. The climate change potential of the electric toothbrush was 11 times greater than the bamboo toothbrush.
The bamboo toothbrush used just 11 g of plastic over the five years, the lowest of all products (97% less plastic than the plastic manual toothbrush).
Fertilisers are used in less than 5% of industrial bamboo plantations as the fallen bamboo leaves provide sufficient nutrients for new shoots.
Bamboo cultivation is currently assumed to be carbon-neutral, as bamboo ecosystems are carbon sinks.