The Humble Co.

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Who They Are

Many children across the globe will never receive oral hygiene products, an unfortunate reality that can lead to a variety of health issues like tooth decay, gum disease, or serious infections like Endocarditis. At the same time, our oceans and landfills are being filled with plastic oral hygiene products from the rest of the developed world. In 2013, dentist Noel Abdayem wondered if there was a way to create useful, planet friendly products that give back to communities in need. And so, the Humble Co. was born.

The Humble Co. creates sleek, scandanavian inspired products that are better for the planet, the consumer, and far beyond. Noel Abdayem believes that because he was lucky enough to be born in an affluent part of the world, it’s his duty to try to help others who are less fortunate. Through The Humble Co, he also heads a number of initiatives that bring dental care and education to communities in need.


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Why We Like Them

The world consumes 3.6 billion toothbrushes every year, and most of these toothbrushes cannot be recycled, ending up in landfills and oceans. The Humble Co. has taken up the fight against this massive and unnecessary use of plastics. Their best selling product, a bamboo based toothbrush, can biodegrade when disposed of correctly! When the bristles get worn out, simply take a pair of pliers, remove the bristles from the end of the handle, and dispose of the bristles in the trash. Then, you can either reuse the handle, or throw it in the compost bin, where it will biodegrade within 6 months!

The Humble Co’s entire collection of products utilize similar sustainable materials, from bamboo, to biodegradable cotton, to plant based plastics. Plus, they utilize plastic-free packaging whenever possible, making toothbrush boxes out of recycled paper, and saying no to plastic sleeves and unnecessary plastic add-ons. 

In addition to their use of eco-materials, The Humble Co. is FDA approved, meaning that it’s safe for you and your loved ones to use. Plus, all Humble. Co products are Vegan, and Cruelty Free, so you can use their products with the peace of mind that no animals were harmed in the process of making them! 

The Humble Co. also manages initiatives to create even more good across the globe. A portion of their profits support The Humble Smile Foundation, a coalition of dental professionals and academics committed to providing education and resources to communities where kids are lacking proper oral hygiene. From product donations, to clinical oral procedures, to education and nutrition care, The Humble Smile foundation allows kids to stay in school, stay healthy, and share oral hygiene practices with their families and communities.

  • Compostable - EarthHero
    Compostable
  • Cruelty Free - EarthHero
    Cruelty Free
  • BPA Free
    BPA Free
  • Charitable
    Charitable
  • Vegan
    Vegan
  • Sustainably Harvested
    Sustainably Harvested
  • Sustainable Lifestyle
    Sustainable Lifestyle
  • Bamboo
    Bamboo
  • Recycled Packaging
    Recycled Packaging

This product contains material that can break down into soil in either a backyard or industrial composting system. These products are declared compostable by the manufacturer, but may not third-party certified. Contact your local waste-hauler or composting facility to determine where these materials may be accepted. Certain materials may be better fit for industrial facilities than backyard composting systems. Industrial facilities may not exist in your area.

Cruelty Free is a certification process through PETA that labels products that are not tested on animals. All companies that are included on PETA’s cruelty-free list have signed a statement verifying that they don’t use ingredients or create finished products that help conduct or pay for any tests on animals.

Products that are labeled as BPA free do not contain Bisphenol A, a chemical commonly found in plastic products. Studies on BPA exposure have shown that high levels of BPA could lead to hormone disruption, effects on behavior and brain function, reproductive problems, breast cancer, heart disease, infertility, and more.

This company donates a portion of their time or profits to charitable efforts in their community or abroad.

This product does not contain any animal products or byproducts, and has not been tested on animals.

Some or all of the ingredients or materials used to produce this item have been sustainably harvested. Sustainable practices involve managing land in ways that prevent overharvesting, preserve the natural ecosystems and animal habitats, and ensure a sustainable harvest for the future.

This product helps promote a more sustainable lifestyle. Whether it encourages re-use and the movement away from disposable products, or it promotes sustainable actions like recycling and composting, this product can help you lower your environmental footprint.

As a member of the grass family, bamboo is one of the fastest growing plants on earth. It requires no irrigation, pesticides or fertilizers to grow, and can be harvested within 3-5 years, as compared to approximately 30+ years for traditional hardwoods. Bamboo is extremely adaptable and produces more oxygen per acre than large tree species, while using a fraction of the water to grow. Its durable and lightweight qualities make bamboo a great alternative for hard wood products!

This product is packaged or shipped in materials that contain recycled content.

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