What Is Zero Waste Toothpaste?

What Is Zero Waste Toothpaste?
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It's no secret that going zero-waste is good for the environment.

Every year, millions of tons of waste are produced ā€” and a large percentage of that waste ends up in landfills.

Making small changes in your everyday life can add up to a big difference, and one easy switch you can make is to start using zero-waste dental supplies.

What is zero-waste toothpaste?

šŸ“¦ packaging

Traditional toothpaste is packed in plastic tubes that are often made from different materials. Besides that, it is virtually impossible to remove all the toothpaste from the tubes.

Unfortunately, this makes traditional toothpaste tubes not recyclable.

Zero-waste toothpaste brands have come up with different solutions to this problem by offering toothpaste in jars, reusable tins, or glass bottles that you can use month after month and just buy refills when you run out. Ā 

šŸŒæ ingredients

Zero-waste toothpaste contains mostly natural ingredients and is free from sulfates, palm oil, triclosan, and microplastics.

Most sustainable toothpaste has no water added to it and comes in the form of small tabs that you bite before brushing.

This helps to further reduce the environmental impact of these types of toothpaste by making them more compact and lighter to store and transport. Ā 

Making the switch to zero-waste teeth brushing can seem daunting, but it doesn't have to be!

Give it a try and you'll be surprised how easy it is!

For zero-waste toothpaste brands check out our article šŸ‘‰ Best Zero-Waste Toothpaste Brands To Try In 2022.