Not the sexiest of discussions, but an important one none the less, because we all own a toilet and have had to clean it at some point and if you haven’t, well that’s just disgusting and it is about time you did!

Does the sh*t stick…? We talk Plastic versus Coconut fibre Toilet Brushes… 

If you were to ask your Grandparents, they will tell you of a time when coconut fibre toilet brushes were the norm. However people have always been eager to improve on the humble brush design (see US patents from 1909 and 1932), and unfortunately when plastics were introduced into manufacturing natural fibres were cast aside for the ubiquitous plastic bristles we see so commonly today.

But which brush works better – plastic or coconut?

There are two types of plastic used in a standard toilet brush; the non-porous hard moulded plastic used for the handle and a soft, flexible, porous nylon or polypropylene plastic used for the bristles. The porousness means that these plastic bristles absorb odours and germs and over time can yellow – which is a bad look in a bathroom.

Plastic bristles also lose their shape and flatten which makes them less effective for cleaning areas like the toilet rim. When they have flattened you can end up scrubbing your toilet with the hard plastic of the handle which can scratch your toilet bowl.

On the other hand, we have Coconut Fibre, a naturally anti-fungal and anti-bacterial material that literally grows on trees🌴 Bacteria are the main culprits for all the bad smells coming from your loo, so your naturally anti-bacterial coconut fibre brush will repel those nasty smells. Coconut fibre also won’t discolour or lose its shape, even after constant use. It is stiff enough to scrub, yet flexible enough not to flick water at you. And, being unaffected by moisture (coconuts are designed to float at sea for years before germination) a coconut fibre brush is tough and long lasting.

Plastic is derived from petroleum, a non-renewable resource that is not biodegradable. It contributes to microplastics being flushed down our drains and found in ever increasing quantities in our oceans, marine life and our food chains.

Coconut fibre is a renewable natural resource, carbon neutral, and biodegradable, with no nasty added chemicals to pollute our earth.

Our ECOMAX Toilet Brush has a curved shaped head to easily clean the rim and down the s-bend of the bowl. And more importantly, it has a long timber handle for easy reach, so you won’t get your hands wet.

Much prettier than plastic, The ECOMAX Coconut fibre Toilet Brush certainly is environmentally sexy.  You will love how well it works. And NO, the sh*t doesn’t stick. Making Coconut the new black in toilet brush design.