Aluminum handle = Eco Friendly Toothbrush

Blue Kids Nada eco friendly toothbrush and 2 replacement toothbrush heads

Why did we make Nada's toothbrush handle out of aluminum?

Plastic would be cheaper and easier to manufacture than metal. And you could keep it for a long time if it was well designed, right? Sure, but that misses the point.

Nada was created to make a toothbrush that uses less plastic. That’s it. That was the starting point; less plastic in the toothbrush and less plastic in the packaging.

During the design process we found a bunch of design flaws with disposable plastic toothbrushes. For example: Why do they always roll over when you put them down? And why are the handles covered in grooves that seem to only collect old toothpaste and bacteria?

As we designed Nada, we explored wood handles as well as other metals, but in the end, aluminum was the winner.

Why aluminum made sense

1. Along with glass, aluminum is one of the most recyclable of all materials.

Unlike many other materials, it can be recycled infinitely. That means our toothbrush handled can be recycled into aluminum again and again forever without losing quality.

2. Aluminum can be anodized

We wanted Nada’s handles to be beautiful as well as functional. But paint or powder coatings can be toxic and harmful. So we anodized them. Anodizing is great because the colour is actually bonded to the metal toothbrush handle.

This means it doesn't chip or flake and even makes the handle more durable.

3. Aluminum is lighter than many other metals.

One of the considerations with making a toothbrush handle that is sustainable, isn't just the design and lifespan, but shipping. Aluminum is a very light metal so the amount of energy used for shipping is reduced. 

The last thing I'll say is around the design. In the 90's I was a wannabe mountain bike racer (sadly I never was quick enough to go pro). Many mountain bike parts in those days were made of anodized aluminum. They were strong, light and looked awesome. 

Thanks for reading! Feel free to leave a comment below. 

Oh, and check out our lineup of eco friendly toothbrushes.

– Simon

 


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The toothbrush 2.0 – Nada is an aluminum handle you keep for life and premium brush heads we take back and have recycled into plastic pellets.

What’s included:

1 Forever Handle + 3 Brush Heads
• Rinses clean, no gross buildup
• Lays flat & won't roll over
• Soft, “floss-tip” bristles get 6X deeper
• Built-in tongue scraper for fresher breath

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    1 Aluminum Handle + 3 Brush Heads
    • Rinses clean—no toothpaste or bacteria buildup
    • Lays flat—won’t roll over
    • Soft tapered bristles, for a gentler, deeper clean
    • Elevated Brush heads won’t touch dirty surfaces

    Nada brush heads and bristles are 100% recyclable. Please return your used ones in the pre-addressed envelope included with your order. We send them to be recycled into plastic pellets. ♻️Learn More

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