Eco-Friendly Refillable Bioplastic Soft Toothbrush - Caliquo
Equipped with a bioplastic handle whose color you choose, this ecological toothbrush with soft bristles has a rechargeable head that allows you to keep its handle and replace only the worn part, i.e. the bristles! Thanks to the secure clip system, all you have to do is press down on the head to throw it away and then snap a new one back on! 4 colors to choose from.
Plastic, a major ecological concern
What is the common point between a toothbrush, a cable to recharge your phone and a trash bag? well, all these objects, very useful daily, are made from plastics.In 2017, plastic production increased by 3.9% to 348 million tons. the European share represents 18.5% or 64.4 million tons.
We must know that world production has almost doubled in less than 20 years. the problem, we all know it: the management of 100 million tons of plastic objects found everywhere in our cities, our forests, our countryside, our seas and our oceans.
Caliquo, an ecological concept of rechargeable toothbrush
The disposable toothbrush represents in france 1400 tons of waste per year of unrecyclable and non-recyclable plastics consisting of mixed plastics. a conventional toothbrush weighs about 18 grams. 18 grams of plastic go to the trash every 3 months while only the hairs of the brush are worn.
Society Caliquo so decided to act by proposing ecological toothbrushes to get out of the era of plastic at all by creating everyday objects that are sustainable and/or zero waste.
The rechargeable head system is developed in 2013 and allows their toothbrushes to stay long, long in our bathrooms! Thanks to this concept, the waste of plastic is divided by 8: only 8 grams per year are thrown, that is, less than one disposable toothbrush. used heads are then recycled, nylon on one side and base on the other.
What are they made of?
Equipped with a bioplastic handle (manufactured in Normandy) that you choose the color, this ecological toothbrush has a refillable head (coated with lyon) that allows to keep its handle and replace only the used part, that is, the hairs! Thanks to the secure clip system, just press the head to throw it and then reclipse a new one !
Bioplastic is made from ricin - the plant and its seeds. So we talk about bio-soured plastic, that is, an innovative material made from the synthesis of organic, renewable, plant-based elements. using bioplastic represents a first natural alternative to fossil-based plastics whose global reserves are exhausting.
+ of this toothbrush Caliquo
+ change only the head of the brush when worn
+White made of 70% in bioplastic (cicin oil)
+ divide by 8 the waste of plastic
+ sustainable and ecological product of French manufacturing
+ brush made of soft nylon 6-10 hair with rounded shapes to perfectly fit the shape of your teeth
+ small hole at the bottom of the sleeve to hang your toothbrush
+ easy to change, the head withdraws from a single click pushing slightly on the back of the head
+Secure system for the head not to leave by washing your teeth
What difference with a bamboo toothbrush ?
Since the zero-waste trend, the bamboo toothbrush makes many followers as it is compostable. but you need to know that it is only the handle that compostes. the head does not compost at all because there is nylon and staples in the sleeve. So you have to cut the upper part so you can compost the toothbrush. nylon hairs, metal rings and glue are not biodegradable. Let’s also say that in france, there are no bamboo toothbrush makers, they are designed in asie, and unfortunately with a large carbon footprint. While the bamboo toothbrush is a good alternative, it is not yet a durable solution.
Ecological toothbrush made in france Caliquo, it allows you to simply "disclipse" the head and keep the handle of the toothbrush. This innovation allows you to divide your ecological footprint by 8! Of course, you throw the head but not the handle. It’s quite convenient!
To summarize in both cases you have to throw your toothbrush hair because they are not compostable. in the case of the compostable brush you also throw your bamboo handle from China under doubtful conditions. in the case of ecological toothbrushes and made in france Caliquo, keep your sleeve.
The ecological and sustainable toothbrush is Caliquo. and in addition it is much cheaper than bamboo made in china!
What happens to the nylon head of this brush ?
SocietyCaliquo decided to work with terracycle to offer you really zero waste products that do not negatively impact the environment !
Terracycle allows to give a second life to objects difficultly recyclable in classic circuits, objects that would have ended buried or incinerated. the nylon of your toothbrush hair and the ABS of your rechargeable heads Caliquo part of these complicated materials to recycle that terracycle supports !
Collecting your used recharges is done on the ground through some partner shops Caliquo who made the choice to be a collection point. There is currently no list of these collection points, as each shop decides independently of their participation.
However that all stores bulk day by day with which work Caliquo offer the collection.
- If the store has you bought offers the recovery of used heads you will only have to deposit your own recharges in their special recycling (no matter the box) When the reseller filled his box, he sends it back to us. We store everything at home Caliquo, in our zero-waste box which, once full, is sent to terracycle to proceed with recycling!
- If it is not, do not hesitate to suggest the idea:-)
Penn'ty bio advice on these toothbrushes
What we liked was the concept of transforming materials that so far were considered waste. rather than taking raw materials into our environment, use the residues of wood processing!
Moreover, the idea of the refillable brush head greatly reduces waste. Why throw a complete toothbrush while only the brush has been worn over the weeks? an excellent alternative to conventional toothbrush.
A brush with soft hairs:The French Union for Health Bucco-Dentaire (ufsbd) recalls the importance of favouring soft-haired toothbrushes. Soft-haired toothbrushes are less aggressive for tooth enamel and gums. They are therefore particularly recommended to people with gum or teeth sensitivity. Soft hairs are also the ones that best pass through the interdentary spaces, thus allowing a more complete brushing. dentists usually recommend the use of flexible brushes to all their patients because they are very effective, without squeezing teeth and gums.
Advice of use:It is advisable to wash your teeth at least twice a day after each meal and change your toothbrush head every 3 months. Remember: the head of this toothbrush is rechargeable. You'll only have to change !
Composition:Bioplastic hip: polyamide from 30% of fossil material and 70% of the sebacic acid from the crane oil. her head, as for her made of nylon, is rechargeable.
Conditioning:Toothbrush with 1 handle + 1 refillable brush soft hairs. packed in a recyclable cardboard case. 4 colors to choose from: green, white, navy blue or turquoise blue.
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