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Ireland'Change the handle, change the world' - Irish couple create biodegradable toothbrush

01:10  17 september  2019
01:10  17 september  2019 Source:   independent.ie

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World - changing . Toothbrush . The Grommet. The handle and interior packaging are biodegradable , too. Noel Abdayem, a dental surgeon, is familiar with how important it is to In the process, Noel created an earth-friendly toothbrush that is as good for the planet as it is for your smile.

Whilst toothbrushes are small, the impact of presumably every human being in the modern world (theoretically) We, the consumers, have a huge voice in seeing change within this industry. We've helped change standards concerning animal testing, seen a major rise in 'sustainable' products and

'Change the handle, change the world' - Irish couple create biodegradable toothbrush Niamh McGill and Joe Finnegan

An Irish couple have designed a biodegradable toothbrush in an effort to curb the 3.5 billion made from plastic that are sold annually. Niamh McGill and Joe Finnegan from Ashbourne, Co Meath designed the Bambooth brush in a bid to help eco-conscious people cut down on their plastic use.

Ms McGill, who works as a vet, has done voluntary conservation work around the globe and together with partner Joe, she is trying to make a positive change with her product. The 34-year-old, who is studying a masters in conservation, said that the idea for the product came about after seeing similar designs while in China in 2017 and realising there was a hole in the market in Ireland.

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Preserve toothbrushes are made from yogurt containers and used ones can be sent back to the company for repurposing and a voucher per brush sent. Buy a biodegradable toothbrush . The bristles would have to be ripped out before handle can be composted. Brushes come in a paper

You can change this preference below. It is bamboo toothbrush which will reduce the plastic and nylon tooth brush that is non biodegradable and hazardous to our environment, a small initiative to combat with plastic waste issue.

"I really started to notice how much we were recycling in the house and there's only two of us and we don't eat in all the time," Ms McGill said. "So basically, one day when I was brushing my teeth, it kind of dawned on me, 'why would you not use a biodegradable handle if everything else was the same? "Joe was doing woodwork at the time as a hobby. So, when he came home one evening he carved a bamboo handle out of a piece of wood."

'Change the handle, change the world' - Irish couple create biodegradable toothbrush Niamh McGill with a Bambooth Each plastic toothbrush takes a minimum of 450 years to biodegrade with the vast majority ending up in our oceans and landfill. The Bambooth is made from Panda-friendly Moso bamboo which is a renewable natural material and is 100pc biodegradable, unlike plastic. The brushes' nylon bristles are also BPA-free. "It's really obvious that people should be using these," Ms McGill continued.

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Our brush handles are made from 100% biodegradable moso bamboo, the fastest growing plant on earth. The brushes are packaged in unbleached paper sleeves. Dentists recommend that you replace your toothbrush every few months to keep hygienic.

We created BamBrush to make the best biodegradable bamboo toothbrush ever. One of the ways we tackle this mission is by promoting the adoption of an alternative to the plastic toothbrush , when people realize they have the power to make a change in the world it will spread to other areas of

"Our tagline is 'change the handle, change the world', and I think the bottom line is that everybody wants to make a change and is willing to do so if they're not giving up on anything.

"Dental hygiene is really important to people but if you can be assured that your toothbrush is doing the same thing but all you're changing is the handle you're going to hold but that it's going to be gone in six months rather than hanging around for 500 years, I think that's a case for making a change."

'Change the handle, change the world' - Irish couple create biodegradable toothbrush A Bambooth brush Ms McGill and Mr Finnegan are currently living in London but plan on moving home next year to continue their efforts with environment-friendly products. For every Bambooth sold, a small donation is made to four conservation efforts linked to habitat protection. In the coming years Ms McGill and Mr Finnegan hope to work more closely with these groups.

The toothbrushes come in four colours, each representing one of the groups the Bambooth is associated with. Forest Green is linked with the Jane Goodall Institute, Sea Blue is linked with Plastic Oceans UK, Coral Pink is associated with the Coral Reef Alliance and their Aqua Marine brush represents a link with The Marine Conservation Society. "It's 10c per brush goes to those organisations with a minimum donation," Ms McGill said.

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Having a bright, toothy smile is a gift and blessing to all: first to yourself, then to those you share it with. But the main helper that maintains that smile, i.e. your toothbrush , can be a little, dark curse on the planet. Brushes are best replaced every 3 months, for both hygiene and effective dental care.

The Biodegradable Toothbrush . Small change big impact. Aqua marine. Shop now. 100% Biodegradable handle . Sustainable bamboo.

"I picked the groups because they're all ones I really like. I've done a lot of research; I haven't had a chance to work with them yet but my plan with my masters is to work with some of these organisations next year. "I've done conservation work as a vet, so it's all animal related, in Africa, Thailand, Borneo and places like that."

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