We now have our own bamboo toothbrush available at The White Bite! Unlike a traditional toothbrush, our bamboo brushes are eco-friendly and 100% biodegradable.
This means, you will be able to clean your teeth while helping us reduce plastic waste within the environment. But how can you reuse or dispose of them once it has finished its use?
Our team has provided you with 8 creative ways to reuse or dispose of your bamboo toothbrush.
Feel free to try any of these and tag us in your photos!
1. Use it for cleaning
Do you find it hard to clean those tiny gaps and crevasses in your kitchen? Your toothbrush may be the perfect solution! You can use the brush to help clean those tiny gaps with the help of the thin bristles on your toothbrush.
You can even use it to help remove excess food left on your kitchen utensils such as your cheese grater our juicer!
2. Place it in your garden
Your bamboo toothbrush can also be used for a plant marker or to hold a plant up to help it grow straight and tall. The brush is small enough to be used within your garden or a pot plant.
However, remember to remove the bristles before placing it into your amazing garden. You can do this by pulling them out with a pair of pliers.
3. Arts and crafts
Looking to get a bit creative? You or your kids can reuse your brush for school art projects or for do it yourself (DIY) projects around your house.
Craft projects such as collages or wooden photo frames would make a perfect fit for the design of our bamboo toothbrushes!
Again, remember to pull out the nylon bristles from your toothbrush beforehand.
4. Stain removal
If you have stains on your clothes that may need a bit of love to get out, your bamboo toothbrush may be able to assist you.
With the appropriate cleaning agent such as soapy water, your brush may be able to remove stains such as dirt with the repetitive stroking of your brush.
5. Pet brush
If you are looking for a small, soft brush to lightly brush your pet, you may also be able to provide your pet with the love they deserve with your brush.
Although it may not be as effective as a proper pet brush, they still may experience some satisfaction.
6. Clean your keyboard
If you have ever eaten at your desk or while on your laptop, you would know the pain of trying to remove those crumbs which fall just inside your keyboard.
Cleaning in and around your keys is hard but with the help of the thin nylon bristles on our bamboo toothbrushes, you may be able to get to those hard-to-reach areas.
All it takes is a soft, sweep or stroke of your brush and it can help to provide your keyboard with a clean. Remember to not press too hard or you may damage your keyboard!
You can quite easily dispose of your toothbrush in your fireplace, pit, or furnace! Also, it may not be as effective as a regular firewood, you can still dispose of it in style.
Just remember to remove the bristles before you throw the toothbrush handle into the fire.
If you conduct regular home composting or take your food scraps to a local composter, you can dispose of your toothbrush in there too!
Bamboo toothbrushes may decompose in around 3 – 4 months, compared to plastic which may take around 1,000 years!
After removing the nylon bristles and placing them into the plastic recycle bin, your bamboo handle is ready for decomposing.
Bamboo toothbrushes on the Gold Coast
If you are looking for a bamboo toothbrush on the Gold Coast, we now have some available for you to purchase at The White Bite.
For all enquiries about our brushes, feel free to talk to our staff when you arrive for your next appointment or if you are walking by. Alternatively, you can contact us online or over the phone.