Crafted from sustainably harvested bamboo, the MABLE brush is naturally antibacterial, water resistant and fully biodegradable. To give your brush an extra flair that's still eco-friendly, we use a plant-based, non-toxic, fully biodegradable paint. The bristles can be easily removed after use and recycled. Your MABLE brush will last a long time and perform just as well as any other brush - it’s really all in your brushing technique. Dentists recommend you change your brush every 3-4 months. About your brush: The brush is self-standing, so there’s no need for that old toothbrush cup - throw that thing out! The handle is crafted from sustainably harvested bamboo, and is naturally antibacterial, water resistant and fully biodegradable, while we use an eco-friendly, plant-based, non-toxic paint. It comes in a recyclable cardboard box, and we are hard at work to make the protective fabric sleeve fully biodegradable in the near future. The BPA-free nylon bristles can be easily removed after use and recycled. In order to recycle and dispose of your brush, you can either simply snap off the bristle head and dispose of it in your regular trash bin, and throw the bamboo handle in your compost bin. Alternatively, take a pair of pliers and pull out all of the bristles, which can be recycled at your local recycling plant, or put into your regular trash bin. Throw the bamboo handle straight into your compost bin.