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Martha Stewart Eco Friendly Goods by Alexandra Lim-Chua Wee
If you're flossing daily (we know you are!), you're sending dozens of those little plastic containers to landfills a year. In America alone, these little guys could fill a landfill the size of a football field six stories high. With Dental Lace, you're opting for glass containers that can be easily refilled. The floss itself, made with 100% biodegradable silk, can also be composted leaving you with a zero waste oral hygiene routine.
Down East, Encore, Entrepreneurs by Jennifer Van Allen
“Mainers understand the power of connection,” Strojny says. “People collaborate to help each other succeed — a rare quality for a state.”
Collaboration was critical when retired librarian Jodi Breau launched Dental Lace — a biodegradable dental floss that comes in a refillable recyclable container. Her SCORE mentor helped her hammer out a business plan, jump through the regulatory hoops, and identify key contractors who could provide services like design.