Buy one, give one, plant one; that’s our promise, and one of the ways we’re working towards a better future.
We’ve partnered with Eden Reforestation Projects who work tirelessly to restore native forests and lift people out of extreme poverty, by employing local villagers to plant millions of trees every year.
Trees provide a habitat for animals, purify water sources, control flooding and erosion and help to replenish the soil with nutrients needed for farming. Deforestation and the destruction of healthy forests cause an array of problems. When farmers can’t grow crops and their farms fail, they often have no option but to look for work in overcrowded cities, sometimes resorting to selling themselves or their families into slavery, just to survive.
Some shocking figures from Eden Reforestation Projects
- 25% of Nepal’s population are living below the poverty line, of which 70% are estimated to be forest dependent
- Only 10% of Madagascar’s original forests remain today
- 75% of Mozambique is deforested
- 40% of Indonesia’s mangrove forests have been lost in the last 3 decades
By working in at-risk regions in Nepal, Indonesia and Madagascar, The Eden Reforestation Project’s village-wide tree-planting program helps to provide food for villagers, shelter for wildlife, soil regeneration, and climate regulation - helping to improve the lives of people and the health of our forests.
It’s because of these many fabulous reasons that we decided to up the ante, and add an extra bit of giving to the Brushbox name by planting a tree for every bamboo brush bought.
“We are excited to have Brushbox as a new partner! Thank you for joining us to plant trees and save lives. We couldn’t do it without you!” - Eden Reforestation Projects
As we continue to gift brushes to kids who need them most, we’re also overjoyed to be making an environmental difference. We aim to be as transparent as possible, and keep our customers updated on how their toothbrushes are changing the world.
Giving back feels good, and knowing we can offset our carbon footprint whilst strengthening communities feels even better. Keep an eye on our social media for our updates on how many trees Brushbox has planted through Eden Reforestation Projects.