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  1. I came across your site while researching wooden/biodegradable toothbrushes and found that you had reversed your opinion on the availability of cruelty-free boar bristle. Can you be more specific as to your sources? I don’t disbelieve you but I too have assumed that the bristle was a by-product of the meat industry and that the skins were simply scalded post-slaughter. I’m not vegan and don’t have a problem with humanely-raised meat, but I do like to know where the products I buy came from and how they were produced. (For example, it took a long time to find a cruelty-free goose-down pillow but they are out there.) Thanks.


  2. hello terry.

    can you please jog my memory?
    sometimes i write stuff which is not clear to anybody except to myself.
    so i really appreciate your taking the time to query me.
    it assists me to improve my writing and communication.

    i am unsure of what you mean by “and found that you had reversed your opinion on the availability of cruelty-free boar bristle.”
    what was my opinion on the availability of cruelty-free boar bristle BEFORE
    and what is it NOW?

    thank you for your assistance
    i am hoping to answer and hear from you straight away, as i am going away for a month.


    • In the discussion at the bottom of this page: https://ecotoothbrush.wordpress.com/2014/05/13/boar-bristle-humane/

      You wrote: ” i have given up on the search for humanely-harvested boar-bristle. you have inspired me to write a new post.”

      The word “post” is a link to this article: https://ecotoothbrush.wordpress.com/2016/04/10/non-nylon-alternatives-to-hog-bristle/

      I suppose I should have posted at the bottom of one of these articles as this would have been less confusing, but I don’t remember seeing a comment window. I hope the above is helpful. Thanks.


      • when i said “i have given up on the search for humanely-harvested boar-bristle.” i meant and still mean that i have given up searching, because i have NOT been able to find a source of humanely-harvested boar-bristle toothbrushes.
        i have been able to find boar-bristle toothbrushes. but their websites do not indicate or verify that they source boar-bristles which are humanely-harvested.

        i hope that i have answered your question.

        and since then i now use the best possible humanely-harvested toothbrush, a licorice stick, better than any toothbrush.

        congratulations on finding happy goose down.


  3. Hi there, what a great website. I am developing a really environmentally friendly toothbrush and I want to build a community to put ideas of sustainability together. Are you interested in a quick skype call of 10 minutes about your opinions and maybe possible partnerships? I would love to hear from you.

    In the love of the planet!



    • hello juan
      thank you for saying hello.
      i am so glad you appreciate the website.
      regarding developing an eco toothbrush.
      now that i have found the stick,
      i am no longer interested in any manufactured eco toothbrush.

      i wish you well in your dedication to yourself and our planet.


  4. All I want to do is buy more InterDens Interdental Gum Massagers. What a mission, screeds & screeds of stuff but NOWHERE how to buy them !!! It’s driving me dippy, everything but EXCEPT how to buy on line or in person.


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