Recently beginning my journey to conscientiously be more sustainable and finding ways to reduce, reuse, recycle more often has brought many things to my attention that I have never thought about before and maybe you’re in the same boat. Plastic Recycling in the US, at least in my neighborhood, isn’t very good. We are extremely limited on what we can recycle, the shape of the item, and so on. It makes for a lot of plastic waste. Finding simple alternatives is appealing to me and makes me feel a little better about my consumption.
Have you ever thought about the plastic containers that floss comes in? Garbage. All of them thrown away as soon as the floss is done. What a waste! Now a lot of people hate flossing so maybe they don’t go through so many containers (lol), but seriously... here’s a simple switch.
Doesn’t that sound elegant? And motivating to floss? I agree.
What Is Dental Lace?
Dental Lace is a brand of eco-friendly, zero waste dental floss out of Cape Elizabeth, Maine.
The lovely Jodi of Dental Lace came to this shocking reality:
“At work one day, I was flossing my teeth after lunch when the thought crossed my mind that someone should make a prettier floss container. Fast forward 15 years and that is what I set out to do. Then I found out about all the plastic waste: for every person in the U.S. who flosses their teeth according to ADA recommendations, just the empty floss dispensers alone would fill a landfill the size of a football field six stories high. I went from creating pretty floss containers to embarking on a mission to eliminate plastic dental floss.” (Dental Lace About US Page)
Thus she began to research and create Dental Lace. Dental Lace is biodegradable mulberry silk floss inside a tiny glass jar with a metal lid.
There are 4 options to get you started:
And of course... Buy your refills!
Where can I buy Dental Lace Zero Waste Floss?
You have a few options:
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