Bamboo Toothbrush FAQ
What are the bristles made from? Are they Biodegradable?
Our Soft Bristles are made from Nylon-4 which has been shown in lab studies to be biodegradable under certain conditions, unlike Nylon-6 that is not biodegradable at all. Keep in mind when purchasing a natural toothbrush that majority of the time the bristles are made from Pig Hair. U+ME are environmental crusaders so you can rest assured that we have created a sustainable and 100% vegan friendly product.
Where are your toothbrushes manufactured? Are they Fair Trade?
The U+ME Toothbrush is designed in Australia and manufactured in China from sustainably and ethically sourced bamboo. China is well known as the Kingdom of Bamboo. China grows 400 species of bamboo, and one third of all known bamboo species in the world are grown in China. It made perfect sense for us to source our product where the bamboo grows naturally.
Are the toothbrushes individually packaged?
Yes! Each toothbrush in your 4 pack is individually packaged in it's own cardboard box.
What is the packaging made from?
Our packaging is made from recyclable and compostable cardboard. We use zero plastic in our packaging making it 100% Earth Friendly. You can throw it in your home recycling or compost bin without any worry.
How long does each U+ME Bamboo Toothbrush Last? When should I renew my brush?
Being made from 100% natural materials they most certainly aren't going to last as long as your environmentally unfriendly plastic toothbrushes but we think this is a good thing! From our experience you will get at least 3 months out of each toothbrush which is when dentists recommend you change your brush anyway so your 4 pack can last you up to 12 months.
Will my toothbrush get moldy? How do I disinfect & Clean it?
No. Not if you look after it correctly. Be sure to wash your toothbrush completely with warm water after each use and then place it in an area with adequte air circulation to allow the bamboo to completely dry. We suggest giving the handle a quick dry with a towl. You should not place your toothbrush into an enclosed toothbrush case until it is dry.
How do I dispose of my toothbrush bristles?
Our bristles are made of Nylon-4 so they are biodegradable under certain conditions however depending on where you live you may not have these conditions. We suggest Recycling them to be on the safe side.
If you don't have a plastic container on hand due to a zero waste lifestyle, consider popping the bristles in something you find on your next litter pick up. You can also dip them in a blob of glue to keep them all together.
How do I dispose of my toothbrush handle?
You have a few options:
When should I replace my toothbrush?
Dentists recommend every 2-3 months and we do too.
Can I use regular toothpaste with these toothbrushes?
Absolutely! We actually recommend making your own toothpaste at home to reduce your waste even futher. We have a brilliant recipe in our ebook that you will receive via email on purchase.
Are U+ME Bamboo Toothbrushes Vegan?
Absolutely! 100% Vegan. All of our products are.
Are U+ME Bamboo Toothbrushes BPA Free?
Yes they are
Peat Pots & Trays FAQ
Where are your Peat Pots & Trays Manufactured? Are they Fair Trade?
What are the Peat Pot Measurements
What are the Peat Tray Measurements
Can Peat Pots & Peat Trays be used for Succulents?
Absolutely! Once the roots start to grow through the peat simply place the entire Peat Pot or cell into a larget pot.
How long does it take the Peat Pots and Peat Seedling Trays to Biodegrade?
Peat Pots and Peat Seedling Tray Cells will begin to break down within weeks of transplanting. You need to ensure they are completely buried at planting and absolutely none of the top of the pot is showing. They should be almost completely decomposed within a week or two.
Do your Peat Pots & Seedling Trays have drainage holes?
No They do not. There is no need for drainage holes if you use them correctly.
Can I store my pots away until growing season?
Yes, absolutely. Be sure to store them in a dry area away from any moisture.
Does the Peat have Corn or Corn Derivites? Are they treated with anything?
No it does not. It is 100% Peat and they have not been treated with any chemicals making them 100% safe for organic gardners.