Everloops sustainable toothbrush comes with replaceable bamboo bristles

Mexico City-based NOS has come out with a design to address one
of the many causes of plastic pollution that consumers tend to
overlook: toothbrushes. The company’s Everloop toothbrush
combines a reusable, recycled plastic handle with replaceable
bristles made from compostable bamboo.

black and white recycled plastic toothbrushes with bamboo bristles

The sheer number of plastic toothbrushes that end up in
landfills every year is a much larger problem than most people
realize. Most dentists, as well as the American Dental Association
(ADA), recommend replacing toothbrushes every three or four months
or whenever the bristles begin to fray. Seeing as there are over
300 million people living in the United States, that means there
are about 1 billion plastic
toothbrushes tossed into the garbage every year in this country
alone.


Related: Tooth — the eco-friendly toothbrush made from recycled
and biodegradable materials

hand holding a green toothbrush

green toothbrush next to flat bamboo bristles and a compostable container

The plastic handles on typical toothbrushes are regularly found
during beach cleanups, and the tiny nylon bristles have the
potential to contribute to microplastics in the
ocean. Some modern designs aim to take the plastic out of
disposable toothbrushes and replace it with bamboo handles. This is
a step in the right direction, but it still leaves the issue of
regular pollution every three months when it’s time to replace
the toothbrush, especially considering many bamboo toothbrushes
still have nylon bristles.

green toothbrush hanging on a mirror

black toothbrushes and replaceable toothbrush heads

NOS aims to stop this endless toothbrush pollution with its
unique redesign of the bristle component. The head and base of the
Everloop toothbrush is made of recycled
plastic from other discarded toothbrushes, with a clipping
mechanism that easily opens and closes to replace the bristles
(made entirely out of natural bamboo) when it’s time to change
them. The disposed bamboo bristles are 100% compostable.

tan compostable packaging for toothbrushes

recycled plastic toothbrushes on pedestals

Each toothbrush comes with a set of eight bamboo bristles to be
replaced every three months, enough for at least two years. Even
the packaging, made from thermoformed paper pulp, can be safely
composted.

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Images via NOS

Source: FS – All – Ecology – News 2
Everloops sustainable toothbrush comes with replaceable bamboo bristles