Biodegradable toothbrush company starts in Detroit

Each toothbrush is made of bamboo and has biodegradable nylon bristles

Published On: Nov 23 2012 04:20:07 AM EST
DETROIT -

A five-employee Detroit-based company is delivering biodegradable toothbrushes to the masses.

Bogobrush sibling founders John and Heather McDougall say they'd like to prevent their toothbrushes from joining 450 million plastic ones that end up in landfills each year. Each toothbrush is made of bamboo and has biodegradable nylon bristles.

The company also is teaming up with a non-profit health center to distribute toothbrushes to less fortunate Detroit-area residents. The company says it will donate one toothbrush for each one it sells.

Bogobrush is currently pre-selling toothbrushes on its website, where a single brush can be ordered or a yearly supply, delivered every three months, can be bought.