The Environmental Toothbrush is the most environmentally-friendly AND vegan toothbrush out there (there is a more environmentally friendly toothbrush that is completely plastic-free, but it isn’t vegan because the bristles are made of sterilised pig hair). I have been using the Environmental Toothbrush for over a year now. I bought it from a health shop in London (near Russel Square), but you can buy it online too. I’d recommend the soft bristles, because the medium bristles seemed harder than the conventional plastic toothbrushes that I was used to.
What I like about this toothbrush:
🙂 It’s compostable which means that you can put it in your compost, and it doesn’t have to go to landfill (the handle is made from bamboo, the bristles are made from compostable nylon, the cardboard box can be recycled)
🙂 It’s vegan
🙂 By buying it you support a small company rather than ethically dubious big ones such as Colgate (which tests on animals)
There is room for improvement however, because it is not 100% plastic free- the inner white sleeve that the toothbrush comes in is not recyclable or compostable and has to go to landfill 😦