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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freebirdclub.com, 11th July 2017, Time to Become 'Virtuous' About Your Toothbrush

freebirdclub.com, 11th July 2017, Time to Become 'Virtuous' About Your Toothbrush

  • Virtue Brush

Time to Become 'Virtuous' About Your Toothbrush Dublin-based Dylan Regan first had the idea for the VirtueBrush when he was running a blog called greenliving.ie. “I was thinking about items in people’s homes with “green” potential and the plastic toothbrush kept jumping to the forefront of my mind,” he says. “Most plastic toothbrush handles can’t be recycled and this is very troubling considering how many millions are discarded each month....

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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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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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