You probably know that millions of toothbrushes and other plastic dental products end up in landfills and oceans every day as we are recommended to change them out every 2 -3 months. Moreover, the materials and procedures we use to provide dental services may pose a huge challenge for the environment.
You want to get rid of plastic waste to save our oceans but still think about what kind of dental products is greener and safer? Not to fear, we are here to give you some recommendations about zero waste swaps for dental hygiene!
Dental floss is definitely good for your teeth but unfortunately, this is a contributor to bathroom waste. An average floss setup is heavy on the packaging: You usually get a roll of floss inside a plastic cartridge inside a cardboard/plastic blister pack. And the floss itself? Typically it’s made from nylon or other plastic filaments.
You get used to the dental floss but now you are aware of its environmental impact? So the refillable dental floss is ideal alternative for you. It is fully made of stainless steel, which means you can use it for a long time and simply purchase the floss refills whenever needed. This helps not only to save the environment but also to save money by only having to buy the refills.
Strictly speaking that bamboo toothbrushes are not completely plastic- free because of the nylon bristles, but they are still much better than plastic ones as the handles are biodegradable.
With the classy design, this eco- friendly item will make your bathroom look fancy and also prevent you putting plastic in your mouth a few times per day.
Most of us use toothpaste twice per day as a part of dental care routine. However, do you know that some chemicals in the toothpaste are toxic, they are probably spit down the drain, leaking into the ocean, which is one of the causes of water pollution. Moreover, toothpaste tube itself is made from plastic, which also have a harsh impact on the environment!
It might be overwhelming when you just start your zero waste journey by reducing waste and plastic in your life, but you can firstly try to replace plastic things as much as possible. This is far less stressful and much more manageable! We are sure you can get used to zero waste life soon!
If you still don't know where to find these zero waste dental care products, you can shop online at our zero waste store here!
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