Flossing, when done as your dentist recommends (and we all know that we are all following THAT standard, wink wink) produces an absurd amount of plastic that is rarely making it into recycling facilities. According to Dental Lace’s website, if everyone in the U.S. flosses their teeth according to ADA recommendations, every year our empty containers alone would fill a landfill the size of a football field that’s 6 stories high.
I found this out last year during my first Plastic Free July and I’ve since switched to Dental Lace. I love it! It’s tiny and cute. The glass container will last forever - or until you break it AND floss itself is biodegradable. It’s a total win win. AND they just launched a vegan floss (not made of silk) that is plastic free and compostable.
‘Scuse me while I go stock up!