Image Magazine, 13th September 2018, Five products that will make your daily beauty routine eco-friendly, by Holly O'Neill

Image Magazine, 13th September 2018, Five products that will make your daily beauty routine eco-friendly, by Holly O'Neill

  • Paulina Konopka
By 2050, there will be more plastic in the oceans than fish. If you want to be part of the solution for creating a sustainable future, start with a bamboo toothbrush. Irish company VirtueBrush create 100 per cent bamboo handle toothbrushes with compostable Nylon-4 bristles and one brush at €4.95 will last three months. Bonus – VirtueBrush plant three trees for every toothbrush sold online. virtuebrush.com

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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

  • Virtue Brush

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.

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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?

  • Paulina Konopka

As you clean your teeth on sleepy autopilot, it’s unlikely that the sustainability of your toothbrush is uppermost in your mind. But it should be, according to entrepreneur Dylan Regan, the man behind the newly launched VirtueBrush “green” toothbrush.

“Most plastic toothbrush handles can’t be recycled. This is very troubling considering how many millions are discarded each month,” he says. “Plastic toothbrushes ultimately end up in landfill and clogging our seas and waterways, damaging delicate aquatic ecosystems.”

All very well, I hear you say, but what’s the alternative? According to Regan it’s Moso bamboo, and he has designed and is now selling a 100 per cent bamboo-handled toothbrush using the material.

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crowdfunder.co.uk, 10th February 2016, Virtuebrush want to disrupt the plastic toothbrush industry with a symbol for sustainable living - a plant based toothbrush

crowdfunder.co.uk, 10th February 2016, Virtuebrush want to disrupt the plastic toothbrush industry with a symbol for sustainable living - a plant based toothbrush

  • Virtue Brush
Shocked by the level of plastic waste going into our environment we want to do something about it. We brush our teeth first thing in the morning and last thing at night with plastic which is an unsustainable act. Our mission is to disrupt the plastic toothbrush industry with a symbol for sustainable living - a plant based alternative that makes for a better toothbrush as well. By providing a plant based alternative made from Bamboo we believe this will remind people every day just how easy and beneficial making small planet friendly lifestyle changes can be.

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