VIDEO: Toothbrush alternatives 'on test'

There's a wide range of colourful non-plastic toothbrushes on the market and companies are careful to ensure there’s no plastic in the wrapping they arrive in. Most of the newest ranges of toothbrushes aim to look natural rather than having designs specifically aimed at kids.

In general users report little difference in product quality after switching to more eco friendly toothbrushes.

If you are not a fan of standard brushes the good news is that companies are launching fully recyclable electric toothbrush heads.

The market is growing and there's lots of options out there.

Product suggestions with affiliate links:

BAMBOOGALOO Organic Bamboo Toothbrushes - 5 Pack with Bamboo Cotton Buds & Dental Floss Gift. Premium UK Design, Natural Wooden Toothbrush - Medium Firm Bristles. Eco-Friendly, Plastic-Free Packaging.

The company says: "We say NO to plastic and instead use a 100% biodegradable 'eco-wrap' - made from plant cellulose!

"Why would you buy a toothbrush that hasn't been sealed? Yuuuk! Don't forget ALL our packaging is plastic-free, environmentally friendly and made from 100% recycled paper pulp.

"Before releasing The Bamboogaloo Toothbrush we tested extensively. A focus group of 78 testers used different bristle shapes, colours & handle types. We designed a toothbrush from the most popular features - a flat, square handle with a unique curve in the neck for precision brushing, alongside unique waveform bristles made with dentist grade, BPA-free nylon 6."

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Eco Bamboo Family Multi Pack 6 Toothbrushes - 3 Kids + 3 adults.

The brushes come in a range of colours to tell them apart. The company says they have 'a curved ergonomically designed handle’ to improve control and comfort. The child eco toothbrush has a handle of 14.5 cm to help little hands. The adult toothbrush contains medium hard nylon-6 bristles while the children's brush has soft bristles. For more details click here

Children Bamboo Toothbrushes Set with Soft Bristles.

The toothbrushes aim to have a long use time. The handle is said to be harder, more durable and easy to clean as well as being ‘ergonomically designed to gently fit the child's teeth’.

The packaging is plastic-free carton packaging. For more details click here

Oral-B Compatible Toothbrush Heads-100% Recyclable-Return Your Used Items For Recycling! Charcoal Infused Bristles From LiveCoco, Best For Teeth Whitening With Activated Charcoal Powder,High Quality.

The company says: "The bristles of each toothbrush are Infused with Binchotan Charcoal to clean and deodorise the mouth, eliminating the bacteria that cause bad breath, remove Ppaque build-up. Send your brush heads back to us for recycling.

"We have created a closed loop recycling system, send them back to us once you're done. All of the plastic we use is recyclable-this applied to the actual brush heads & the packaging."

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