The zero-waste mantra is reduce, reuse, recycle, so before you decide to recycle your bamboo toothbrush, why not try and reuse it? You can use it for an array of things around the house!
You're sure to get a few more months of use out of the old toothbrush this way.
After you’ve repurposed your old bamboo toothbrush, it's time to remove the bristles. Whilst Wild & Stone’s bristles are recyclable, they are not biodegradable, this means that they must be removed before composting the handle.
To do this, simply pull the bristles out with a pair of pliers. To make it as easy as possible, don't try to pull too many bristles in one go, take it slow.
These bristles can now go into your plastic recycling. Avoid throwing them in on their own as they can get lost due to the size, instead place them inside another plastic item you are recycling.
Once the bristles are removed, the handle of your toothbrush is 100% biodegradable. It can be added to your home composter where it should take around 4 - 6 months to biodegrade. You can also simply bury the handle in your garden soil, though this will take a little longer to decompose, around 3 years or so.
If you don’t have a composter or a garden, you can throw the handle into your normal rubbish bin, even if it ends up in landfill, it will still biodegrade in a few years.