My first experience with a bamboo toothbrush

one of my goals of 2018 is to be more aware of the environment and to start using sustainable products! My first sustainable product is a bamboo toothbrush which I bought at a local sustainability event.

After I carried it home, I decided to take it with me to my camping trip and when i first used it i was surprised: it literally tastes like putting wood in your mouth?!? But the bristles were very soft and felt nice on my teeth.

close up of my bamboo brush

In general it is like a usual toothbrush and it works just fine. Also it looks much better and is much more ecofriendly than the usual plastic brushes, that is why i decided to list some information for you below:

Some facts about toothbrushes and waste:

  • 4.7 billion plastic toothbrushes are produced every year
  • usually a person uses up to six different toothbrushes a year
  • the plastic is not sustainable because it takes years to be dismantled
  • bamboo toothbrushes should be stored dry so they last longer
  • toothbrushes can be boiled and then be recycled for cleaning

If you want to keep up with my journey and my blog check out my instagram and if you have any product recommendations write them in the comments below ✨

disclaimer: i am not associated with any of the companies mentioned and my opinions are solemnly my own.

source: http://www.ecoplanetbamboo.com/

toothbrush from: https://www.hydrophil.com/

contact/ promos: sickocean[at]women-at-work.org

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Fjällräven Kånken Review

It’s more than just a backpack or isn’t it?

About my Kånken

i own the kånken original, which stores 16 l and i think it’s vegan!

It has one main compartment which fits DIN A4 and two bottle compartments, additionally it has one small compartment in the front.

What I love

  • it does not look like a usual backpack
  • a whole lot fits in it (see below)
  • comfortable
  • does not look “used” after actually carrying it around
  • easily cleaned with luke warm water and a sponge
  • sometimes fjällräven gives money to charities
What fits into my kånken
DinA4 college block and organiser, the biggest Harry Potter book, a pencilcase and this bottle especially!

What’s problematic

  • no usual water bottle fits in the side bags (this one here does)
  • nearly everyone is obsessed with it, therefore it’s not “unique”
  • sometimes the small back straps are annoying

In my conclusion it’s useful, looks good and can actually store a lot but it’s quiet expensive and if you want to get the whole advantages and quality you should probably take care of it.

Look:      9/10                       Comfort:      7/10                       Storage:      9/10

If you want to get more info about the kånken, check out their website here and if you want to stay up to date about my posts you can follow my instagram.

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