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

  • Virtue Brush
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?

  • Virtue Brush

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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sistereden.com, 23rd September 2016, VirtueBrush Product Review

sistereden.com, 23rd September 2016, VirtueBrush Product Review

  • Virtue Brush
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.

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