Zero Waste Club
Billions of plastic toothbrushes are thrown away every single year! They are difficult to recycle because of different types of plastics and rubbers being stuck together. So nearly all plastic toothbrushes ends up in landfills, incineration or in our natural environment.
Switch to one of our fully recyclable Zero Waste Club bamboo toothbrushes! The handle is made of 100% biodegradable and sustainable mao bamboo, which is super sustainable and can grow over 90 cm in a day! The bristles are made of nylon that is BPA and toxic free, which can send back to ZWC to be recycled.
The product does not have any animal derivatives and no plastic. So it's 100% Vegan and plastic-free. Available in various colours. Each toothbrush comes in cardboard box.
Why we love this brand!
Makers story:'My name is Xiao Li Lin, I am 36 years old, I have been working with the company for 8 years. I have found well paying, consistent and satisfying work through this job. I live in Nanping County with my family and my hobbies are dancing and shopping. Nearly every evening after I finish work, I go to practice dancing. It brings me a lot of joy and also keeps me healthy. I’m one of the people who is responsible for making bamboo toothbrushes. I polish the bamboo and make it super smooth. Then also ensure the bristles are in properly. I hope you love the toothbrush as much as I do.'
The production facility is based in Fujian province in China. The minimum wage of this province is 1,380 RMB per month, but the artisans are paid nearly double the minimum wage at 2,550 RMB per month. The youngest person to work there is of the age of 22. Makers work 40 hours a week, 5 days a week. They take all public holidays off. The artisans are provided with pension and unemployment insurance. As well as with medical, maternity and accident insurance.
Feeling frustrated and let-down by the extent of the damage we have done to our environment, two friends went in search of answers. While the markets are changing slowly, they noticed that many products that are eco-friendly are given a luxury label. They also found that many products sold under the “eco” label tend to stretch the definition of sustainability. Thus they decided to start their own journey to produce truly sustainable, beautifully designed, ethical and vegan essentials at affordable prices.
"We want to do more than just make beautiful eco-friendly products. So we are going to make the most transparent, ethical, sustainable goods company on earth. Opening up our supply chain fully for everyone to see. To show that there is a nicer way to do business. Hopefully this will inspire other businesses to do the same." -Pawan Saunya & Rishi Gupta, Co-Founders of Zero Waste Club