In this episode at The Disruptors for Good podcast, Grant speaks with Heather Mcdougall, co-founder of Bogobrush. Probably the eco+social enterprise that has put more R&D in a toothbrush! It’s made from waste and gives back to people and the planet. Whether you are a recycler or a composter, you will have an upstanding toothbrush!
BogoBrush is rethinking dental care with eco-designed toothbrushes made entirely in the USA. Why it an eco-friendly toothbrush important? The plastics in almost all toothbrushes are non-recyclable, meaning over 450 million toothbrushes a year in the US alone end up in landfills.
The biodegradable Bogobrush uses a plant-based bioplastic mixed with leftover plant material from American farms to create this beautifully biodegradable toothbrush handle. Throw them in your compost pile after they wear out – from the earth and back again.
If you are not into composting, the recycled Bogobrush alternative takes plastics that would otherwise be destined for the landfill and give them a second chance at life. These brushes can easily be recycled when it is time to say goodbye.
Bogobrush also gives back. This eco-friendly toothbrush supports a few causes, either donating toothbrushes, cleaning neighborhoods, planting trees, supporting low and no-cost health clinics across the US.
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In this episode of Bogobrush & CauseArtist they talk about:
- Why think tanks are important for formulating your idea
- Sustainable materials and sustainable design
- Coffee waste, hemp waste, plastic waste, cotton waste
- China manufacturing/supply chain vs US manufacturing/supply chain
- Raising money for a socially conscious startup
- Equity Crowdfunding vs Venture Capital
- New Bogobrush products coming out
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