Handle: Designed in England, made from biodegradable & sustainable bamboo in China (where it grows). We painted the base different colours to avoid bedtime arguments and stop it going mouldy! We have two sizes, one adult and one kids. The nylon bristles can be extracted for recycling if your local centres takes it. The handles will break down and can go in with green garden waste, into wood recycling or be reused as a plant marker or similar.