The Bam&Boo Toothbrush is a brand of bamboo toothbrushes.
Why we do it?
To bring more ecological and social sustainability in the oral care market. Because every year, more than 1.000 million plastic and non-biodegradable toothbrushes, in Europe, and more than 5.000 million worldwide go directly to landfill. Just a small part is recycled.
Depending on the source, it is said that only about 10% is recycled, 15% is combusted, with some other sources claiming that 10% ends up in the ocean.
We believe in our common sense. For sure, there is way too much plastic around us. We’re not against it. We’re against using it just once for a short time.
We trust that even the most basic things in life deserve to be rethought to be more functional and eco-friendly.
We believe in taking small steps to have a more sustainable lifestyle and a better world one day at a time.
How we do it?
We offer a more eco-friendly alternative: a bamboo toothbrush made of 95% renewable sources and 95% biodegradable.
- 95 % -- The bamboo handle, the paper carton, and the toothbrush kraft paper bag.
- 5% -- The bristles made from nylon 6 BPA free.
At this stage, we’ve chosen to use these bristles as they are in our opinion still the best way to grant good oral care. There are 100% bio alternatives like animal hair or PLA bristles, but according to our standards, they aren´t yet a good alternative. In the meantime, we keep looking for alternatives to cope with this remaining 5%.
The bamboo handle
We use Moso bamboo. Apart from being a 100% biomaterial, it is also a pretty good one. Bamboo is the fastest growing plant on earth. It’s naturally antibacterial so it doesn’t need pesticides or fertilizers and it needs very little water to grow.
We also work with a certified FSC supplier which means that our Moso bamboo is sourced sustainably. Regarding production, we work with a certified partner with ISO9001, ISO14001, ISO18001 certifications ranging from quality management to environmental management or health and safety management.
We just use standard shipping to minimize environmental impact. The bamboo itself is quite light and together with packaging and with the paper envelope it weights no more than 50gr.
Since we don’t use protection bubble plastic sometimes the toothbrush packaging arrives slightly crumpled. Then we just use the standard post offices and the “postman pat” of each neighborhood to get our toothbrush right to your door always with a thank you note and a big smile.
And we are committed to actively compensate the excess carbon generated from our delivery service. In other words, we are focused on creating an environmental benefit by removing additional CO2 from the atmosphere, planting one tree per day.
What we promise you?
We are aware that we’re not perfect. But we strive to do our best to regain ecological integrity, enhance human well-being and keep improving our Planet Earth.
And now, meet our amazing characters!
Bam and Boo are inspired by a real family.
A father (Bam) paying tribute to his beautiful daughter nicknamed Boo in school since ever, due to their family name (spelled Bu and pronounced Boo). This gesture is about her future. He sincerely hopes that she’ll be proud of this one day.
The Bam&Boo is not just about toothbrushes. We are trying mostly to change mindsets.
Bam Panda and Boo girl are best friends and together they travel around the world to live, learn and share inspiration.
BAM is 29 years old. He’s very protective as a father figure. He’s strong and he already has some wisdom coming from the wildlife. He's also very brave and fair. He's naturally introverted, but that's OK. Sometimes he doesn't have the initiative or the energy to take a step forward. Can you guess who gives him a little push?
BOO girl is 5 years old. She’s brown hair and brown eyes. Sometimes she’s spoiled for being a girl and the youngest of three children. She’s always protected by her older brothers and friends. She's a very warm and young sweetheart. Despite being smart, she's still naive and obviously lacking the experience of elders. Boo is very outgoing and full of energy.
BAM and BOO are best friends and together they complement and balance each other. Likewise humans and nature. Bam represents all we can find in Nature. And Boo shines the best of our human nature.
Hand in hand they discover that life and the world are much better together.