dENTAL HYGIENE | Eco friendly alternatives

By Aba mAANAN

27 Feb 2021

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Recycling of bathroom products appears to be lacking in comparison to recycling of kitchen products. Poor labelling one of the factors  contributing to the issue. Many plastic toothbrushes and toothpaste tubes are unrecyclable due to the type of plastic they are made from. The result of this is it sits in landfill for years contributing to plastic pollution. Whilst the small effort of recycling your empties makes a huge difference, trying to reduce how much plastic we use in our bathrooms can also help. 

Check out the brands making it easier to fill your bathroom with eco-friendly products.

The Humble Co.

The Humble Co. has an extensive range of dental hygiene products for adults and children. With a charitable focus, the brand have their own Humble Brush Foundation which works with organisations and institutions globally to deliver projects promoting oral hygiene. The Humble Co utilised natural materials in the creation of their products and even have floss picks made from plant based materials.  

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bamboo tooth brush | toothpaste tablets | tubed toothpaste | cotton buds | dental floss picks

Hydrophil

Vegan (Leaping Bunny Certified), Cruelty free and water neutral. Hydrophil focus on using their brand to address water disparities around the globe, assisting people in accessing clean water. Donate 10% of profits to Viva Con Agua, a company dedicated to ensuring access to clean water for all communities internationally.  Hydrophil’s toothpaste tubes are made from 95% renewable resources. 

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bamboo tooth brush | bamboo interdental sticks | toothpaste pills | tubed toothpaste

Live Coco

Live Coco stock a range of products including toothpaste, bamboo tooth brushes, even soap for your dog. Their stand out product (in my humble opinion)  are the Oral B compatible recyclable electric toothbrush heads. 

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bamboo tooth brush | toothpaste tablets | recycable toothbrush heads|

Picksters

 
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This brand has a wide range of dental hygiene products, not all of which are eco friendly. However, they do have an affordable eco-friendly range which includes a great line of interdental sticks made from bamboo. The stick come in three different sizes. According to Picksters, these interdental sticks are sustainable sources, 94% biodegradable and have been designed by a dentist which suggests that they are just as effective as their plastic counterparts

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bamboo tooth brush | bamboo interdental sticks | silk dental floss

Georganics

 
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Georganics have a really good range of dental hygiene products. This company does well to eliminate plastic from its packaging as well as utilising natural ingredients and materials to create effective products. A great product to try is their 100% silk dental floss. Georganics is available from many retailers including Wholefoods and Holland & Barrett.

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bamboo tooth brush | oil based mouthwash| dental floss | toothpaste (jarred and pilled)

The Bam and Boo

 
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So the recommendation is that you’re supposed to get a new toothbrush every 3-4 months. The Bam & Boo make sure you stick to this schedule. Through signing up to their subscription service, they ensure you keep switching it up. You can set the frequency you receive your new brush from anywhere between 1-4 months. Packaging is biodegradable, and the off-set any cO2 emissions generated through creation or delivery of their toothbrushes via working with Climate Partner’s forest preservation project.

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bamboo tooth brush | oil based mouthwash| dental floss | toothpaste (jarred and pilled)

Waken Mouthcare

Waken produce a range of mouthwashes, packaged in the super recyclable aluminium and formulated with natural, vegan ingredients. Flavours include the peppermint, Lemon and Aniseed Mint. They offer free delivery for all UK customers.

 

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Soseas

This brand has a variety of plastic free household items. including sets of Bamboo toothbrushes.

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