Small everyday activities like brushing your teeth can accumulate to create a significant impact on the environment. Plus Ultra has a better way. They make toothbrushes from organically grown bamboo and are 90% biodegradable. Most of the brush can be placed in compost instead of the trash, for the ultimate green clean. Brush up!
The History of Plus Ultra
Plus Ultra was founded by Christina Ramirez. Christina was inspired to act by the ongoing global plastic crisis and wanted to create a product that could help to cut out the amount of plastic that we use. She settled on the company name “Plus Ultra,” which means “further beyond” in Latin.
Today, Plus Ultra toothbrushes are sold in 32 states and through a variety of retailers, including Thrive Market. So far, use of their products has saved more than 1,500 tons of plastic.
Plus Ultra Company Mission
Plus Ultra strives to create a practical product that makes a positive impact on the world. Every part of a Plus Ultra toothbrush is designed with the environment in mind. The handle is made with organically grown and sustainably sourced Moso-bamboo, which has both antimicrobial and antibacterial properties. Each handle is completely biodegradable; when you’re done, just snap off the head and place the handle in your compost. The bristles are made with natural nylon, without the use of dyes. Even the packaging is made from biodegradable paper that’s Forest Stewardship Council certified, and printed on with plant-based ink.
On top of being good for the planet, Plus Ultra products are also good for you. Their brushes are designed to meet dentist recommendations, including BPA-free bristles and a wave-shaped brush head.
Benefits of Plus Ultra
Whether you want a better brush or greener planet, Plus Ultra has you covered. You’ll be happy to follow through with your teeth cleaning routine knowing that your brush is:
- Dentist recommended
- Made with 90% biodegradable materials
- Features soft nylon bristles make for an incredible brushing experience.
Top Plus Ultra Products
If you have a row of pearly whites, there’s a Plus Ultra brush for you.
Plus Ultra Adult Bamboo Toothbrush
This toothbrush is sure to get you smiling, whether it’s because of your clean teeth or positive environmental impact. Like every Plus Ultra product, it’s made from antimicrobial bamboo and BPA-free bristles that meet dentist specifications.
Plus Ultra Kids Bamboo Toothbrush
Cutting down on plastic isn’t just for the grown-ups! Kids will be inspired to love to brush with this bamboo toothbrush that’s kept millions of tons of plastic out of landfills. You can feel good knowing that it’s dentist approved too.
Green Living Ideas and Sustainability Trends
Every Plus Ultra toothbrush represents a little less plastic in our oceans and landfills. Look below for more ideas on how to make a difference.
Composting: From Food Scraps to Your Garden
One of the biggest benefits of Plus Ultra toothbrushes is that their bamboo handles are compostable. Read about what composting is, and why it’s great for you and the planet.
Green Your Garden with Compost
Now that you know what composting is, check here for some examples of practical ways you can use it in your life. Options range from the simple, like a backyard garden, to the slightly more involved, like worm composting.
Thrive Market’s Approach to Sustainable Packaging
Whether it’s through great products like Plus Ultra, or working to make our own line of items as green as possible, Thrive Market cares about the planet. Read about how composting is a part of our vision.