101 Ways to go Zero Waste "These are the products I use in everyday life! They make reducing waste easier." -- Kathryn Kellogg, Going Zero Waste
My Plastic Free Life For ten years, I’ve been searching for the perfect plastic-free dental floss. Back when I wrote my first dental floss post, the greenest choices were either biodegradable silk floss in rigid plastic containers (I’m looking at you, Radius) or non-biodegradable Eco-Dent nylon floss in a cardboard box. (Some brands like Tom’s of Maine or Radius seemed to come in cardboard boxes but actually included a hard plastic dispenser inside the box.) There was no biodegradable floss in plastic-free packaging. Times have changed! Dental Lace is the winner not only because it’s the only refillable floss I’ve found, but also because the owner is so responsive to customer feedback. -- Beth Terry, My Plastic Free Life on the Today Show!
Trash is for Tossers Dental Lace's out of the box approach makes it the perfect floss for package free. The containers are glass, refillable, and come in totally sustainable and compostable packaging. -- Lauren Singer, Trash is for Tossers
Remodelistas "My routine is very simple. I use a bamboo toothbrush, refillable mineral-based toothpaste, and compostable silk floss. Read more. -- Fan Winston for Remodelista
Useless London "I don’t know about you but the dentist sucks, paying someone a hefty amount to poke around your mouth and tell you to floss better isn’t exactly how we want to be spending our hard earned dosh. However, we all know it’s the right thing to do, so the next time you stock up on that floss have a gander at the sustainable options on the shelves."
SustainLA Mission: "We believe solutions to the climate crisis and restoring the natural systems of the planet come from improving the systems of the people. Imagine a space that brings together zero waste events and living- a beautiful place to explore and learn, throw a party, and find all your zero waste living essentials."
Sidehustle School Librarian invents eco friendly dental floss. A lucky in-flight conversation leads a librarian on a twenty-year quest to start a half-million dollar oral health brand. Listen to the podcast with founder Jodi Breau.
Earth911 Flossing your teeth is healthy — and you should feel good about it. But you might not if you stop to think about the amount of waste those little plastic containers create over time. If everyone in the country flossed their teeth according to American Dental Association recommendations, we would fill up a landfill the size of a football field that’s six stories high with the empty floss dispensers. Okay, you might be thinking, but not everyone flosses as they should. True, but even if just half of Americans flossed according to ADA recommendations, the empty containers would still fill up a football field three stories high. No matter how you look at it, that’s a lot of plastic each year for something as seemingly insignificant as a floss dispenser. -- Anna Johansson, Earth911
Green Indy How I got rid of the trash can in my zero waste bathroom...It’s funny how zero waste suddenly brings small things into sharp perspective. Toothbrushes, those innocuous little things, are a gigantic burden on our environment. One billion plastic toothbrushes are thrown away every year in the United States alone. And once they end up in the landfill, they take centuries upon centuries to even begin to break down. Clearly, better choices need to be made. Thankfully, there are options. Dental Lace is a great company for plastic-free silk floss and they offer a bamboo-fiber option if you prefer vegan. -- Polly Barks, Green Indy
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