Cleanr Crates Eco Dental Floss
What's it made from?
The thread used in our Cleanr Crates is made from bamboo fibre and charcoal infused polyester to keep it strong and durable. The thread is coated in soy wax and has a fresh minty flavour. It is packaged in an all recyclable glass jar, metal lid and kraft cardboard box, completely plastic-free packaging. It is estimated that 700 million plastic floss containers are discarded every year.
Let make a dent in that figure.
We researched this topic and were surprised with what we found. Upon testing several thread types we found that there really isn't much in the way of truly environmentally friendly floss threads. We feel that we should try and explain what we were trying to achieve before going ahead with our chosen material. We wanted to provide a product that works well for all the pearly whites out there but it also as eco-friendly as we can get. Options available on the market are;
- Corn starch- We found this option to be weak between tightly packed teeth and broke off leaving bits in there.
- Silk- this is just a horrible option full stop. We researched into how silk is made and harvested and you may choose to be like us and never support this industry again.
- Teflon ribbon – Research into Teflon shows that it has some pretty bad traits and we decided that we just didn’t want to go their either!
So, you can see we had to make a decision.
Removing the plastic container was one of our goals but we soon came to realise that there really isn't many options out there that are truly environmentally friendly. But remember, every step makes a difference no matter how small.
We endeavour to continue to search the market for a more sustainable option and will implement such a product when we find it.