The ADA suggests flossing once a day. Think about how much waste would be generated from the nylon floss and the plastic containers if everyone in the world flossed once a day? So how can we keep our months healthy and help protect the earth from the consequences of oral care?
Well, there are some alternatives that have less of an impact on the earth than traditional floss or floss with the plastic handles.
- Refillable Floss
One option is refillable floss. Package free sells a refillable floss from a manufacture named Dental Lace whose packaging is made from biogas materials. The floss itself is made from essential oils and mulberry silk. The spool of floss is compostable, too! The glass container can be recycled. You can purchase this floss for about $7 here.
2. Eco Dent Floss
Eco Dent Floss floss is made from a wax derived from rice and is vegan unlike most eco alternatives made from beeswax. The packaging is made from paper fiber and is biodegradable and recyclable. You can purchase Eco Dent on Amazon for about $6.
WooBamboo is an Italian based company that has created a unique plant based plastic packaging that actually acts as the flosses dispenser. The floss is made from silk and is biodegradable. You can purchase two bamboo brushes and two packs of floss for around $16 on Amazon.
4. Natural Silk Floss
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