Bioplastic-based adult toothbrush - Biobrush Berlin
Behind these coloured toothbrushesthere is a global concept of sustainable oral and dental products that preserve resources. The bioplasticsused is designed from wood residues. 4 colors to choose from.
Rather than incinerate the remains of the wood processing industry, to create thermal energy, the biobrush company decided to turn them into a toothbrush, with a negligible carbon footprint. these ecological toothbrushes and their packagings contain only a very small percentage of fossil materials. In the end, an ecological, aesthetic toothbrush designed for good oral hygiene.
What materials ?
Cellulose from the remains of the wood industry is used for the production of bioplastics. and it is thanks to this bioplastic that the sleeves and packagings of the toothbrush are made.
Of natural softeners are added to bioplastic. ♪ natural pigments dyes are carefully selected, with heavy metal levels widely below the usual thresholds. these toothbrushes do not contain bisphenol a (endocrine disruptor). Finally, the nylon hairs of the toothbrushes are made fromnatural ricin oil. According to independent dentists, nylon remains the most suitable hygienic material for oral care.
For the manufacture of bioplastic, hair and packaging, biobrush uses only minimal quantities of fossil raw materials. wood comes from sustainable logging.
Are they really effective ?
The biobrush company has obviously taken into account the recommendations of independent dentists, research institutes and manufacturers to design toothbrushes with excellent oral hygiene.
- uniformly cut hair
Rounded hair to reach the interdentary spaces.
- medium to soft hair
According to experts, soft hairs allow to obtain a good cleaning result while preserving the gum.
- brush head
Efficient brushing, which allows you to access the brushing of all teeth, optimally.
- hair blowers: multi-tufted
Tighter hair touffs optimise the result of brushing. However, hair tufts have intermediate spaces, essential for brush drying and to avoid the accumulation of bacteria.
- curved head
Facilitates access to molars.
What do we do once they're at the end of life ?
The colors used correspond to the standard din EN13432. bioplastic is biodegradable according to the iso standard 14855, but the brush nylon is not. The award-winning packaging is compostable.
Management of bioplastics in terms of recycling is only at its very beginning. the managers of the sorting centres face the challenge of recycling these new materials, a challenge that must also take into account economic profitability. Thermal upgrades provide electricity, heat and energy to households. So you can throw your toothbrush into the household waste bin !
And if a biobrush ends up in the landscape ?
Conventional plastic can put more than 400 years before decomposing.
The German federal environmental agency said in 2013 that, even after an extremely long time (about 400 years) of continuous grinding, a complete decomposition is not possible.
Bioplastic will only need a fraction of this period to break down.
Climate conditions, 94% of biobrush will be decomposed in a few years. Nylon is not yet biodegradable. as soon as an equally hygienic material for hair and biodegradable is ready to be marketed, the biobrush company undertakes to apply it.
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!
An excellent alternative to conventional toothbrush. a toothbrush that corresponds to both the medico-dentary requirements, hygiene requirements and that respects the environment.
Composition: handle made from wood chips. Brush made from natural ricin oil.
Versions for children: These brushes have been declined in 2 colors (blue and pink) children
A multi-time award-winning toothbrush
The Green product award is an annual international competition for innovative and sustainable products and services. the competition has been open since 2013 and has since received bids from more than 40 countries. the biobrush toothbrush is selected in 2018 from the green product award.
Biobrush received the "Green good design award"in the category "green product". It is awarded by the European Centre for Architecture, Art Design and Urban Studies and the Museum of Architecture and Design of Chigago atheneaeum. good design was founded in chigago in 1950 by eero saarinen, trolleys and eames and edgar kaumann, jr. to promote and promote greater public understanding and acceptance for modern design.
In 2018, biobrush won the German design award for "excellend communications design / packaging". This is what the jury said: “The minimalist packaging is emblematic of the brand’s pursuit of sustainable development, while highlighting the aesthetic and ergonomic quality of the product.
Biobrush wins Red dot award : « best ot the best » in the category product design 2017 ! Here is the jury's statement: "from a monochrome and purist design, the biobrush toothbrush surprises with a clear and memorable design language. ergonomics perfectly thought makes the toothbrush easy to handle, offering great comfort of daily use. As an integral part of the basic design idea, the concept of global sustainability has been very well implemented. this toothbrush embodies an innovative concept that translates an acute sense of orientation for future designs.
Biobrush wins German packaging in the sustainability category for packaging of the sealed bioplastic toothbrush with recycled cardboard tongue. The jury of the 2016 edition of the German packaging award took into account the smallest detail: "The sealed bag on the cellulose-based bioplastic side is associated with the lowest possible quantity of raw material. printing is reduced to a minimum. a sustainable concept of packaging material in its design, which convinced the jury.
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