The ECO Floss
Compostable MINT flavoured dental floss, suitable for vegans.
Comes as a 30m length in a teeny tiny glass jar and metal lid with a pull through cutting hole. Designed to be refilled over and over again with your new spool of 30m floss.
Refills available soon.
The floss is PLA -poly(lactic) acid. It comes under the umbrella of "thermoplastic" but it is derived from natural/renewable resources, such as sugar cane or corn starch.
PLA is biodegradable and because it has characteristics similar to polypropylene (PP), polyethylene (PE), or polystyrene (PS). It can be produced from already existing manufacturing equipment (those designed and originally used for petrochemical industry plastics). This makes it relatively cost efficient to produce. But unlike the petrochemical based plastics it is fully biodegradable.
Your floss can go into your compost!!