Organic, ecological, bio? what’s the difference?


Do you know what you are buying when you see an organic product marking? And a bio one?

Nowadays, with social networks, what we call healthy lifestyle has become fashionable, a movement that focuses on physical activity and the consumption of “natural” products, joined by thousands of influencers and bloggers in addition to the millions of users who follow these profiles.

From Brushboo we have analyzed this trend and we have discovered that often the terms used are not used correctly, neither for food products nor for everyday products, so in this post we briefly explain the difference between one concept and another so that when you yourself see a certified product you know well what you are consuming.

Generally, the three terms organic, biological and ecological qualify the ingredients, products or materials that are extracted from a responsible and respectful cultivation with the environment, however, the different certifications make some small differences. The terms vegan and sustainable are also fundamental to this healthy lifestyle. Below you will find information about each one.
  1. Organic products are those whose manufacture:
  • Contributes to maintaining and increasing soil fertility.
  • It uses crop rotation as a natural form of land regeneration.
  • Prevents field erosion and loss of biodiversity in the subsoil.
  • Maintains the purity of groundwater springs

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  1. Products that are manufactured in an environmentally friendly way:
  • Employs best environmental practices.
  • It achieves maximum preservation of natural resources.
  • Applies high animal and plant welfare standards.
  • Uses renewable resources integrated into local systems.

  1. Biological products are those products whose manufacture:
  • A natural process of species selection takes place.
  • It contributes to the improvement of the genetic heritage by closing the reproductive cycle of the species.
  • Supports the preservation of a high level of biodiversity out a natural process of species selection.

  1. Vegans are those products in the manufacture of which no animal products or animal derivatives have been used..

  1. Sustainable products are those that leave a minimal footprint on the environment and therefore reduce the environmental impact compared to other products in the same range.

The most serious error within these nomenclatures is to name all products that have any of these stamps or certifications as natural products. While it is true that some may be, others will be only in a percentage.

The most serious error in these nomenclatures is to call all products that have any of these seals or certifications as natural products. While it is true that some may be, others will be only a percentage.
Brushboo is considered an organic, ecological, biological, vegan and sustainable product not only because of its manufacturing processes and the materials it uses, but also because of the measures it employs to collaborate with the environment:
  1. The shipment includes bamboo seeds for home planting, a plant that generates 30% more oxygen than other plants and is also fast-growing.
  2. The packaging used is 100% recyclable.
  3. 10% of the profits are donated to Plant fot the Planet.

brushboo black bamboo toothbrush

Now you have all the knowledge to join this healthy lifestyle and… Brushboo can be a good start!