BRUSH WITH BAMBOO
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.