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The major plastic waste problem explained and educated in under 5 minutes

Let’s Begin… Nurdles are the tiny, factory-made pellets that form the raw material for every plastic product that we use, from toys to toothbrushes. And while they look pretty harmless on land, they can really wreak havoc on our oceans. Kim Preshoff details the nurdles’quest for ocean domination, shedding light on the particular features that allow these pervasive polluters to persist for entire generations. So why not to start now a low effort, low commitment, big impact buying behavioral change for the sake of us, our children and our planet? Recycle your old toothbrush and buy the 100% biodegradable bamboo tootbursh you can just dispose at your backyard and let nature turn it into soil the next 3 months.

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Why we start with bamboo toothburhs

Like most people who are lucky enough to be able to make this choice, I wanted to start to reduce the amount of plastic I consume. Simple steps at first. Then i saw this in my bathroom and realised this was where i was going to start. The search for a decent (& affordable) biodegradable toothbrush took a while. After trying a few brands I found a bamboo one I liked but the price was too high and they didn't ship to Spain. It was frustrating that I could buy a plastic toothbrush in 100s of stores near me yet getting a bamboo one was impossible. That's when i decided to source and develop my own. Getting hold of sustainable products...

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GREAT PACIFIC GARBAGE PATCH IS NOW THREE TIMES THE SIZE

By area, France is the second largest country in Europe – when you take into account its overseas departments. A sprawling 643,801km2, only the vastness of Russia tops it. In comparison to the States, it is roughly the same size as Texas. Now, imagine that landmass, but tripled in size. Then, imagine an object of that size afloat in the Pacific Ocean. And now imagine that mass is made up of a growing hoard of marine litter and debris – and right there, is the Great Pacific Garbage patch, an enormous trash "island" that has just been estimated as up to 16 times larger than first anticipated. And if that fact does not imbue a spur to action within you,...

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The 2016 Green Lifestyle Awards

Pavicico bamboo toothbrush (Available in Adult SOFT, Adult MEDIUM and a Child’s SOFT) The hundreds of choices we make each day impact the environment. Sometimes it’s a big decision… Sometimes it’s as small as changing your toothbrush. Pavicico bamboo toothbrush is a simple solution. Made from bamboo, a natural cellulose fibre, they are 100% biodegradable, environmentally sustainable, and do not pollute the environment. The amazing growth and self-renewing ability of bamboo means that deforestation is not necessary either. Our Toothbrush is proudly the winner of the news.com.au Peoples Choice and Green Inventions Awards for 2009 and Highly Commended for Green Lifestyle Awards. The handle is made of bamboo, an environmentally sustainable timber. Bamboo is technically considered a member of the...

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How to choose the right toothbrush

You probably don’t think much about this when you’re at the supermarket. However, it is important to ensure you have the right toothbrush for better oral health. There are a few main things about choosing your toothbrush. 1) Bristle type Soft/medium/hard? We highly recommend soft bristles its the most comfortable and safe choice. Medium and hard bristles may damage your gums and protective tooth enamel. Also, try to get bristles with a rounded tips as they are aid in teeth protection. 2) Brush size If you can , use toothbrushes with a smaller brush head. They enable you to brush with more flexibility. The standard sizes are about 1” long and 0.5” wide. 3) Manual or powered? Powered toothbrushes and...

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