Bambaw Silk Floss (Stainless Steel Dispenser)
Take care of your teeth and the planet with this biodegradable floss. Bambaw Silk Floss Stainless steel dispenser you can refill a lifetime.
The package includes two compostable floss coils of 50 metres. You can put them in a reusable dispenser. This swap is ideal to keep your zero-waste flossing habits.
This compostable floss is made of natural silk. Silk has been used by humans for thousands of years for its incredible strength and softness. So, it is well suited for interdental cleaning.
The 50 meters long eco-friendly floss refills are made of mulberry silk, candelilla wax and it has a refreshing peppermint touch. 50 meters of floss is enough for 200 flosses.
Flossing: We all know we should do it more often. Dentists recommend doing it every day. Unfortunately, floss is mostly made of nylon and comes in disposable plastic packaging. So, basically, it is plastic wrapped in plastic. Being small and lightweight, floss thread is part of the plastic products that most easily enter the environment.
Natural alternatives to synthetic
Luckily some alternatives to plastic floss exist. The two main options are bio-based plastic and silk floss. The former biodegrade in an industrial compost the latter biodegrades in your backyard compost.
Bambaw Silk Floss is a reusable dispenser
To be really zero-waste floss, the container should be reusable as well. A reusable floss dispenser can be refilled with floss coils. Reusable floss dispensers are usually made of glass or stainless steel.
Floss dispensers are usually made of glass which eventually ends up broken on the floor. With this stainless-steel dispenser, you are good to go for life. On top of this, stainless steel is one of the world’s most recycled materials. Indeed, 60% of the new stainless-steel production comes from recycled material.
The floss is made of Ahimsa silk which is a method of non-violent silk breeding and harvesting. This method allows the completion of the silkworm’s transition to its moth stage. In contrast, most silk harvesting requires the silkworms to be killed in their cocoon stage.
Silk is one of the strongest natural fibres. It is perfect for gliding between teeth without breaking. Afterwards, being 100% natural, the silk floss degrades easily in a backyard compost.
This vegetable wax is extracted by boiling the plant. It is a non-gelling thickener and film former with protecting properties and making it the perfect wax to lubricate the floss and enable it to slide through teeth easily.