Once it’s time to renew your PearlBar Bamboo + Charcoal Toothbrush, simply kiss your old one goodnight, lay it down in the earth and let nature take its course. For best biodegradability, please shave off the bristles into recycling.
It’s important to us that our products contribute to a happier and healthier earth, so our toothbrushes, floss picks and all our packaging are biodegradable. Once the bamboo handle is buried in soil, they begin to break down and decompose within six months, having as little impact on the environment as possible.
You may already know that discarded plastic toothbrushes contribute to over 100,000 tonnes of landfill waste globally each year. Because plastic takes around 1,000 years to break down, these (increasing) volumes are causing serious and long-lasting damage to the environment – especially marine life.
So, we’ve used the most effective and advanced additives and manufacturing methods to make sure your PearlBar squad breaks down naturally when needed. Happy earth, happy us!
Bamboo toothbrush handle
Bamboo is the fastest growing plant on earth. It’s naturally regenerative, requires minimal rain and grows without the use of harmful pesticides. As a result, it’s incredibly abundant.
In fact, by harvesting and using bamboo, we are giving purpose to an overpopulated natural resource by helping to control its unwanted spread into agricultural and natural forest areas.
Floss pick handle, charcoal bristles and packaging
They’re made with oxo-biodegradable plastic, which uses technology that converts products into biodegradable materials once they’re ready to be returned to the earth.
Our charcoal-infused bristles are made from eco-enhanced nylon, which is also 100% biodegradable. This is a far cry from traditional floss, made from nylon coated with wax which only clogs and pollutes the environment.
For best biodegradability, place floss picks + toothbrush bristles in recycling for these to break down in oxygen and sunlight.
Did your PearlBar order arrive damaged? Send us an email to firstname.lastname@example.org including your order number and photos of the damage and we’ll be in touch with easy return instructions for you. Keep in mind, we don’t refund original shipping charges.
Route Protection Information:
Route Package Protection covers lost, stolen, and damaged items that fit the following criteria. Review the policies to understand what lost, stolen, and damaged items Route will cover.
Note: When refunding an item, Route covers the subtotal of the order. Shipping costs, taxes, and the Route premium are not included.
When replacing an item, Route covers the subtotal of the order and the Route premium. Shipping costs and taxes are not included. Route also does not pay custom/duty fee.
Our Bamboo Sonic Electric Toothbrush body and charging dock are “bamboo-look” and made from recyclable plastics and metals. While they are not biodegradable, they are 100% recyclable! We continue to look for better and better ways to create products with the highest % biodegradability possible.
The Bamboo Heads that come in the package with our Bamboo Electric Toothbrush are NOT compatible with any other electric toothbrushes. However, we will be offering Bamboo Replacement Brush Heads for our model as well as other models starting in Spring 2021. Stay tuned!
The best way to dispose of your used Bamboo Electric Toothbrush heads is to use a pair of tweezers to first pull out the bristles, as they are made of Nylon. Then, split the brush head down the middle (start at the bottom where the cornstarch insert is) and remove the cornstarch insert. The bristles and the insert go in the trash and the main bamboo portion is 100% biodegradable.
The small insert in each bamboo toothbrush is made from cornstarch and Polypropylene, one of the safer plastics. This component is 60% biodegradable and ecologically superior to the plastics used in standard electric toothbrush heads.
At this time, all toothbrush bristles are made of nylon and need to be disposed of in the trash. As we continue our research and efforts towards more and more sustainability in our products, we look forward to making updates to this and other features across the board.
Our PearlBar Bamboo Sonic Electric Toothbrush heads are more biodegradable than any other electric toothbrush head on the market today. After removing the 60% biodegradable cornstarch insert and disposing of the nylon bristles, you are left with a 100% biodegradeable bamboo piece that can be easily composted and will break down fully within 3-6 months. Check out this article on our blog for more information about the dangers of traditional electric toothbrush heads.
The 1-yearwarrantyon the electric toothbrush covers any and all toothbrush malfunctions that arenotthe result of user error, breakage or accidental damage. If your toothbrush does not work on arrival or stops working due to a manufacturing malfunction, we will gladly replace it (within the 1 yearwarranty).
There are many ways in which PearlBar works towards sustainability in our packaging, manufacturing, product design and development. We are sure to work only with manufacturers who source their materials directly from resource-rich areas and who have strict regulations regarding humane manufacturing processes and procedures.
In addition to offering a future neutral donation option and prioritizing recyclable and compostable materials in all of our packaging, we also sport several certifications.
We are committed to always being up to date with the latest in planet-friendly technology so that we can offer the ultimate options to our customers.
You can check out some of our certifications below for more information:
CE - By affixing the CE marking to a product, a manufacturer declares that the product meets all the legal requirements for CE marking and can be sold throughout the EEA. This also applies to products made in other countries that are sold in the EEA. More information can be found HERE.
FCC - The FCC label or the FCC mark is a certification mark employed on electronic products manufactured or sold in the United States which certifies that the electromagnetic interference from the device is under limits approved by the Federal Communications Commission. More information can be found HERE.
ROHS - RoHS stands for Restriction of Hazardous Substances. RoHS, also known as Directive 2002/95/EC, originated in the European Union and restricts the use of specific hazardous materials found in electrical and electronic products (known as EEE). All applicable products in the EU market after July 1, 2006 must pass RoHS compliance. More information can be found HERE.
FDA - Required for all food-grade products and medicines. More information can be found HERE.Cruelty-Free - All of our products are made in facilities that are certified cruelty-free.
Recyclable Certification - where you see the Recycle logo on our packaging, you are assured that the plastics, paper and other materials in the product and packaging are either recyclable or biodegradable.
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