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New Zealan­ders use six mil­lion tooth­brushes a year – which amounts to around 200 tonnes of plas­tic go­ing into land­fill. But it was the images of the mas­sive float­ing plas­tic rub­bish patch known as the North Pa­cific Gyre that prompted a Gis­borne fam­ily to cre­ate a biodegrad­able tooth­brush made from bam­boo. The Go Bam­boo tooth­brush has been de­signed in con­sul­ta­tion with den­tists, comes in adult and child ver­sions and is 100% biodegrad­able. It is BPA free with bris­tles made from ny­lon 4, a biodegrad­able poly­mer. The tooth­brush comes in a box made from re­cy­cled card­board.

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