Did you know? The floss from the store or given to you from the dental office is usually made of nylon, a plastic fiber that is usually coated with perflourinated polymers (PFCs), which help gliding between teeth. However, PFCs have been shown to be implicated in many health problems in humans as an environmental contaminant. Now you can refuse plastic floss and their contaminants by using a silk floss coated in a natural wax and mint flavoring. Silk is a natural fiber that is also compostable!
This is an amazing zero waste dental hygiene product with 33 yard spools of floss coated with natural mint flavor and candelilla wax. This amazing product was designed by Dental Lace. This dental floss comes in a reusable (refillable) glass container with a steel lid with floss cutter. This product includes one glass container and 2 spools of floss. You can pick from a variety of colors, Berry Blue, Granite, or Sea Rose.
The silk dental floss is compostable! (Please note that the silk floss is compostable, but the vegan is not. There is a thread of nylon in the vegan floss that is not compostable. But hey! You are refilling so you are still reducing the plastic floss conainer! So still a win!)
If you ever wish to stop refilling this floss container please recycle the glass vial and the stainless steel lid at a metal recycling facility.
Floss spools come in cellulose celluphane, which is compostable. Please recycle or compost the cardboard packaging.