I’ve got a bamboo toothbrush


bamboo toothbrush

I’ve got a bamboo toothbrush,

It’s the best one you can own.

It’s not as good as mine though,

Mine is red and yours is brown


Yours is red because it’s plastic,

You know plastic isn’t good.

It is good coz it’s shiny.

Yours is dull, it’s made of wood.


Toothbrushes by the millions

Are thrown away each year, 

And because they don’t rot naturally,

Lifetimes later they’re still here.


Well at least my plastic toothbrush

Won’t make forests get the chop.

Your wood one’s killing all the trees,

You shouldn’t kill trees, so stop!


No, bamboo is not like other trees, 

Because it grows so fast.

They’re always planting new ones

So their supply will always last.


And when my toothbrush is old and useless,

When I have to throw it out,

The natural fibre it’s made from

Will safely, quickly rot.

 Would you like a bamboo toothbrush?

Look here

and here

and here

and here

bamboo toothbrush

Or maybe they sell them at your local health food store? 🙂

37 thoughts on “I’ve got a bamboo toothbrush

  1. wow! what a great toothbrush! In our village in India we also have another plant with very thick, crusty bits that were perfect as toothbrushes. we never missed our toothbrushes when we went to our village, for holidays!

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  2. We have been using Recycline brushes made of plastic you can send back to be recycled…but just saw these bamboo brushes the first time last week! Time to upgrade to bamboo! Cute post and perfect way to explain the awesomeness of bamboo!


    • You’re welcome Ron, and thank you for your comment. BTW, if you put a link to your site on your gravatar it will make it easier for the people you message to find you and you won’t need to paste in your link every time 🙂


  3. thanks for stopping by my blog. Love your poem – and you know its a curious coincidence as I have a vegan character in my new book and had to research vegan toothpaste and toothbrushes for it!

    and love your artwork 🙂


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