(1) How can LiveCoco brush heads be recyclable when black plastic is not recyclable?!
Unfortunately, the notion that black plastic is not recyclable is myth.
It is probably the easiest colour to recycle in fact, because recycled plastic is usually dyed black, no matter the colour. As our plastic is already black, there will be no need to dye it. The reason people (that included us at one point in time too!) think that black plastic is not recyclable is because our local councils are not able to do it. In reality, a significant amount of the plastic that is sent to them (while being recyclable) ends up in landfill or the oceans! Regrettably, they are very much behind the times, hence, we created our own closed-loop recycling system which is able to recycle all LiveCoco products.
(2) Are you able to recycle brush heads made by other brands?
Sorry, we are not able to do this as we have no idea if they are recyclable or not. We aren't setup for this. It was very difficult and expensive for us to create our bespoke closed-loop recycling system just for LiveCoco products.
(3) How hard are the bristles?
They are what we would call “medium” hardness i.e. suitable for most people’s teeth & gums. They are high quality and very long lasting. Many have reported that they are longer lasting than the original type.
FYI-If you have sensitive teeth & gums, we do also offer a soft bristled version (with white bristles).
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