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A Toothbrush’s Journey

You may not know this, but plastic toothbrushes create major toothaches for our environment.

When student Jenn Fossay from Warren Collegiate in Warren, Manitoba, learnt that plastic toothbrushes take over 400 years to decompose, she knew that she had to come up with a solution.

To raise awareness about the negative effects of plastic toothbrushes on the environment, Jenn wrote and illustrated a children’s book to educate the next generation. The book takes readers through the life-cycle of a toothbrush lost down the storm drain. Once the toothbrush makes its way into the environment, it begins negatively impacting the lives of marine animals.

Thanks to Caring for Our Watersheds, Jenn was able to distribute her book to local elementary schools. She also distributed BamBrush Biodegradable Bamboo Toothbrushes to encourage others in her community to make the switch.

CLICK HERE to read Jenn’s book, “A Toothbrush’s Journey”!

2,000 bamboo toothbrushes will be given away around the world as Caring for Our Watersheds’ international project for 2019.

What is BamBrush?
BamBrush has created an alternative to traditional plastic toothbrushes. BamBrush handles are made from 100% biodegradable moso bamboo, the fastest growing plant on earth. The brushes are packaged in unbleached paper sleeves. The removable bristles are high-quality hygienic nylon.

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