Brushing your teeth waste-free? 4 Types of Zero Waste Toothpaste!

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How do you care for a healthy mouth and a healthy world at the same time? With sustainable oral care! Products that are good for you and for nature. Natural alternatives for dental care products are becoming increasingly popular. The plastic-free variants offer an environmentally friendly alternative to toothpaste in plastic tubes. For example, in addition to plastic-free toothpaste, there is also zero waste toothpaste. The purpose of this is to clean your mouth without waste. Below you can read more about how you can make your oral care as zero-waste as possible.

What is zero waste toothpaste?

Normal toothpaste often comes in a non-biodegradable plastic tube that you cannot reuse and have to throw away. Millions of plastic tubes end up in the rubbish and in our oceans every year. There is a lot of choice when it comes to zero waste options for your oral care. From tablets to powders, toothpaste in cans or jars. Each product has its unique advantages but also disadvantages. The important thing for all of them is that they take good care of your teeth. 

1. Toothpaste tablets

Toothpaste tablets are chewable toothpaste in tablet form. You can easily distribute the tablets. In addition, this zero waste option is very handy to take with you when you travel. 1 tablet is equal to 1 time of brushing. This way you always have enough toothpaste for the road. For the best zero waste toothpaste tablets, you can choose between tablets with fluoride and tablets without. The fluoride-free variety contains Nano-Hydroxyapatite particles to protect your teeth from acids and sugars. 

Toothpaste tablets are often packaged in convenient refillable cans or jars. If the jar is empty, you can buy a refill pack to replenish the toothpaste tablets and reuse the jar. This way you can brush again with zero waste toothpaste for a month. Available in the flavours mint and charcoal. 

2. Toothpaste Powder

Looking for a powder variant for your sustainable dental care? With toothpaste powder you can clean your teeth. You can use toothpaste powder by spreading it over the toothbrush with a spatula. Or by dipping the toothbrush in the toothpaste powder. Just make sure that your toothbrush is not too wet to avoid lumps.

3. Toothpaste on a stick

Do you want a solid zero waste toothpaste that you can use for a long time? Then a solid toothpaste on a stick might be the thing for you! With this you can easily pass the toothpaste along the toothpaste lollipop and brush your teeth. The disadvantage is that you need a holder to prevent toothpaste stains in your bathroom and to keep the toothpaste free from bacteria and dust.

4. Toothpaste from a jar

To avoid the above disadvantages. There is also a solid toothpaste that is also zero waste and comes in a jar. You can easily use the toothpaste from the jar to brush your teeth. Use a spatula to scoop the toothpaste out of the jar. 

Zero waste brushing routine

As you can see, there are countless ways to brush your teeth without waste. It is good to know that completely waste-free is difficult. Since the products need to be protected from outside influences such as moisture and bacteria. To get as close as possible to zero-waste toothpaste, it is packaged in biodegradable, reusable or refillable packaging. This reduces waste to a minimum. Are you already practicing sustainable oral care? Tell us about your favourite zero-waste toothpaste. Do you want to experiment with toothpaste tablets? Order your toothpaste tablets sample now!

What does zero waste mean?

Literally, zero waste means ‘no waste’. It is about becoming aware of waste and making a positive contribution by wasting less. This includes both food waste and the waste of items and packaging material.

What are zero waste toothpastes?

Zero waste toothpastes are toothpastes that are packaged plastic-free. In addition, they are packaged in (re-usable) packaging.


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