Why a toothbrush?
SURI was born out of a frustration with the lack of sustainable and well-designed products across personal care today.
We don't want to get all eco-warrior about it, but in the couple of minutes it takes you to read this article, nearly 20,000 toothbrushes will have been thrown away, worldwide. That’s four billion toothbrushes ending up in landfill and polluting our oceans every year.
We’d add the ‘mind blown’ and ‘facepalm’ emojis but they don’t do the stats justice. That’s an outrageous amount of toothbrushes, and it really doesn't have to be this way.
'Washed Up' Photo Series by Alejandro Durán
So, how is our electric toothbrush different?
We’ve re-designed it from top to bottom to be as sustainable as possible.
- Our revolutionary plant-based heads are made from cornstarch with soft bristles made from castor oil. Each set of heads comes with a pre-paid compostable mailer so you can send the heads back to us to recycle.
- The sleek aluminium body is lightweight, durable and infinitely recyclable. And it's designed in a modular way so we can easily take it apart to repair it, for life.
- Did we mention that it’s sleek? We’ve done away with excess tech and designed our brushes to be ⅓ of the size of most regular electric toothbrushes. No pointless gimmicky features, and it feels great in the hand.
You're reading this at an exciting time in our journey - or many years from now, after scrolling back through hundreds of blog articles to find out how this now household name started out.
Either way, this is just a snapshot of the beginning of our story because there are lots of exciting plans just over the horizon, so stay tuned.
For now, why not come and hang out with us on Instagram - we love hearing your feedback and fielding your tough and important questions!