Because I have very tightly packed teeth I really can’t do without dental floss! Unfortunately, most dental floss is either made from plastic, or at the very least packaged in plastic, and I’m no fan of plastic whether it’s ‘compostable’ or not. I’ve been looking for the right dental floss to sell in the Mrs Goodness shop for ages, and I’ve finally found it! Unfortunately it’s not vegan as it is made from 100% pure silk, but silk is very strong and of course it’s also 100% biodegradable. I looked at other kinds of dental floss, but even the bamboo flosses are usually combined with a polyester base. The other option is a floss made from PLA which is compostable plastic, but it is still plastic unfortunately 😕.
The Ecofloss is packaged in a glass vial with a stainless steel lid, and refills are available here so you can keep the original container and reuse it over and over again!
This floss is supplied by DoGooder.co.nz which is a NZ-based company of dentists with a big conscience. They are trying to do their bit to help kiwi kids with poor oral health as well as help the NZ environment. 🙌
For your interest: NZ Herald, Nov. 2017 – “Child tooth decay soars as kids have to share toothbrushes”