Vegan Plastic Free Dental Floss – Eco friendly Oral Care
Dental floss from the drugstore is usually made of nylon. If the dental floss is waxed, it is neither plastic-free, because of the nylon, nor vegan, because of the beeswax used. Until a few years ago, the only plastic-free alternative was natural silk, which in turn is not vegan as well.
It’s estimated that there are 700 million plastic floss containers discarded each year. That adds up to approx. 9 million pounds of non-renewable, non-recycled plastic waste.
Today, there are alternatives: Vegan biodegradable floss without plastic, which are made from alternative raw materials based on plants.
In the following, we present a couple of dental floss products that are suitable for vegans and that completely dispense with plastic in the product and packaging:
Eco friendly dental floss without plastic:
Me Mother Earth Bamboo Charcoal Dental Floss
Me Mother Earth delivers that 100% biodegradable vegan Bamboo Charcoal Dental Floss in a refillable glass container. It is made from Bamboo Charcoal Fiber which lets it biodegrade within 60-90 days.
The company donates 10% of their profits to ocean and environmental conservation.
Eco-Dent Gentlefloss Premium Dental Floss, mint
For those who don’t want to do without a refreshing mint taste, Eco-Dent has a sustainable solution. They offer an economical product with 100 yards for around 5 bucks. The packaging is plastic free and the floss is 100% vegan waxed with candelilla and rice bran wax.
Eco Vibe Activated Charcoal Bamboo Floss in Metal Container
This charcoal bamboo floss with mint flavor comes in a stylish durable steel dispenser.The dental lace contains all natural plant based Candelia wax, is fluoride free and chemical free. All natural
Fresh Labs Corn – Luxury Vegan Dental Floss
It doesn’t always have to be bamboo, corn is also a suitable plant to create dental floss.
Fresh Labs uses Candelilla wax and Ginger extract to improve the circulation of the gums. Thus, it is also ideal for tight gaps and sensitive gums. It is peppermint flavoured with natural essential oils.
With the little things in life that you can begin to make your consumer behavior more sustainable. Dental floss is an important part of dental health because it can be used to clean the spaces between the teeth, areas that your toothbrush cannot reach.
However, the use of conventional nylon floss packaged in plastic containers creates plastic waste. Vegan dental floss based on biodegradable raw materials, packaged sustainably, gives us an alternative: Clean teeth without plastic waste!
You might also want to look at biodegradable toothbrushes and biodegradable toothpaste