Treebird Dental Floss

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For those of us trying to live a life without plastic, the products we use each day in our daily morning regimen may be the most guilt-ridden. Shampoo bottles, toothpaste tubes, body cream bottles, etc.

And then there are those little plastic dental floss containers. If you’re doing what your dentist tells you to do, then you are adding a significant amount of plastic to the landfill where those little things will sit for about 500 years. Then there is the floss that is often made of nylon which is not biodegradable. These small things often get swept off into the ocean to join the rest of the plastic nightmare there. The fact that floss is designed not to tear can result in a big problem. Marine animals can suffocate from being in contact with these and other plastics, and if eaten they can suffer serious health problems for years.

The good news (finally!) is that you now have options, and there are several more eco-friendly flossing products on the market today. One option is Treebird Dental Floss which addresses the two big problems: single use plastic packaging and non-biodegradable nylon floss.

Their eco-friendly glass container is refillable and holds one spool of 100% silk floss (33 yards long). Their floss is waxed with vegan candelilla wax and has a fresh mint flavor.

DID YOU KNOW
Traditional dental floss is typically made from nylon, which is a type of plastic, rolled up in a small plastic box. Like plastic, nylon is derived from crude oil, and may take up to 80 years to decompose.

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