Go Bamboo Veggie Brush
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BIODEGRADABLE | RECYCLABLE | SUSTAINABLE
Go Bamboo is on a mission to keep plastic out of our oceans and has come up with some awesome, environmentally-friendly bamboo alternatives for everyday items, like this Go Bamboo Veggie Brush! It’s always a good idea to scrub your firm fruit and veggies before cooking and eating, especially those that fall under the ‘Dirty Dozen’ category (like potatoes and apples). The good news is that the Go Bamboo Veggie Brush will make the job a breeze! Simply clean your veggies with the brush under clean, running water to remove residual pesticides and bacteria. The Go Bamboo Veggie Brush has a bamboo handle with natural bass fibre (heavy duty fibre) bristles, and is packaged with a recycled cardboard swing tag, attached with a jute string. It is biodegradable and recyclable.
Go Bamboo, founded by Mick Williams and Anna Proctor, is a New Zealand company that’s serious about keeping plastic out of our coastlines, oceans and landfill.
The North Pacific gyre – a sea of plastic twice the size of the state of Texas - was first brought to Mick and Anna’s attention by friends over dinner one night. They were so shocked and disgusted that they decided to try and live their lives with as little plastic as possible.
They started to pay more attention to what they were buying in their weekly shop, making better choices about packaging and choosing non-plastic alternatives when available. This was going fine until they needed to replace the kids’ toothbrushes. They were struck by the amount of plastic that goes into a toothbrush, plus the unnecessary packaging, and that there was no non-plastic alternative. If every person buys three or four of these a year, that adds up to a lot over a lifetime. Mick and Anna didn’t buy toothbrushes that day and started to research non-plastic options, but there were none in New Zealand.
So they created Go Bamboo with natural toothbrushes using bamboo as an environmentally friendly raw material. They were pretty popular and Mick and Anna soon realised that bamboo could be used instead of plastic in more disposable items.
They expanded their range to include other household items like pegs, veggie brushes and cotton buds, and are constantly on the lookout for opportunities to provide simple and sustainable alternatives to the little things we all use every day.
Go Bamboo also won the waste minimisation category of the 2012 Green Ribbon Awards, which honour outstanding contribution to protecting New Zealand’s environment.
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