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?

  • Paulina Konopka

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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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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Dublin City FM, UpStarts, Radio Interview with VirtueBrush Founder Dylan Regan, 20th Jan. 2017

Dublin City FM, UpStarts, Radio Interview with VirtueBrush Founder Dylan Regan, 20th Jan. 2017

  • Virtue Brush

Radio Interview with VirtueBrush Founder Dylan Regan, 20th Jan. 2017

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virgin.com, 27th September 2016, by James Massoud - Move over plastics! Have you heard about the Irish company that’s disrupting the toothbrush industry with its very own, sustainable, bamboo product-line?

virgin.com, 27th September 2016, by James Massoud - Move over plastics! Have you heard about the Irish company that’s disrupting the toothbrush industry with its very own, sustainable, bamboo product-line?

  • Virtue Brush
VirtueBrush took part in this year’s #VOOM Impact Award competition – showcasing their range of high quality, sustainable bamboo toothbrushes. We recently caught up with founder and “ecopreneur”, Dylan Regan, to see how he and his business have been getting on since the #VOOM Impact Award. 

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