Environmentally Friendly Dental Hygiene with NFco

Environmentally Friendly Dental Hygiene with NFco

Alternative solution to disposable toothbrushes

3.5 billion plastic toothbrushes land up in landfills globally – make the change to a zero-waste toothbrush.

If you’re a newbie to ditching single-use plastic, it may seem overwhelming at first, but you’ll quickly be surprised by how many great alternatives are on the market that you’ll actually prefer. Taking on the challenge is a great way to revolutionise your daily habits for the month and make an impactful, lasting change beyond.

So, what’s your alternative? Meet the zero-waste toothbrush.

What is a zero-waste toothbrush?

The toothbrush packaging by NFco and handles are proudly made from non-GMO corn starch that is 100% biodegradable and made from sustainably grown corn. Corn starch-based products have many benefits; they’re made from a renewable source (corn), have no toxins, are compostable and their production leaves a low carbon footprint.

Many consumers are surprised that the (good-looking) packaging is made entirely from 100% biodegradable corn starch, thanks to its consistency which is similar to plastic. Corn starch produces polylactic acid (PLA) during its processing which gives it a similar texture but without the nasties. As an ingredient, it closely resembles cornflour, but they are not the same. Starch originates from the inside of corn seeds and thickens more so than flour, which is made out of the whole grain.

Our toothbrush bristles are made from soft BPA-free, recyclable nylon. The brushes are soft, yet durable enough to withstand all the tooth brushing that comes their way, and the bristles are tapered to allow access to crevices in the teeth. The best bit? The corn starch toothbrushes start to decompose in the compost after 10 weeks rather than 400+ years in a landfill. By 12 months they will snap easily with a chalk-like consistency.


The brand is proud to announce that they are supporting 1% for the Planet, with 1% of all the Jack N’ Jill Kids & The Natural Family Co. Bio Toothbrush sales, going to this cause.

Did you know that 3.5 billion plastic toothbrushes land up in landfills globally a year? The Natural Family Co. is doing its bit to ensure their Plastic Free Bio toothbrushes are not contributing to this and furthermore, the brand also donates 1% of sales to 1% for the Planet!

1% for the Planet is an international organisation whose members contribute at least 1% of their annual sales to environmental causes. Their mission is to "build, support and activate an alliance of businesses financially committed to creating a healthy planet." You can find out more about the great work they do at www.onepercentfortheplanet.org

"WE AIM TO HELP RAISE AWARENESS FOR PLASTIC-FREE PRODUCTS AND in turn support environmental initiatives through our donations."— Rachel Bernhaut, Co-Founder

Natural Family Activated Charcoal and Mint Floss

The Friendly Floss with Bamboo, activated charcoal & mint helps to remove plaque and is coated with a plant-based wax for a smooth glide. It does all the usual things traditional dental floss does but without harmful chemicals and has plastic-free packaging - a zero-waste approach.

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