Plastic Free Toothpaste: Top 5 Brands for People and Planet
Going plastic free extends into every area of your life, even your dental hygiene. Toothpaste tubes aren’t recyclable as they’re made from both plastic and aluminium. With most plastic ending up in our oceans and taking 450 years to break down, it’s so important to switch to plastic free toothpaste. Here are five top low waste brands to choose from!
Top 5 Plastic Free Toothpaste Brands
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This brand offers tablets and regular toothpaste in jars. If you’re not a fan of toothpaste tablets and want the feel of traditional toothpaste, this one’s for you!
Benefits: This product is organic and vegan, plus cruelty and gluten free. It doesn’t contain any fluoride, sulfates, glycerin, or SLS. It’s made in Britain and is mineral rich, which naturally whiten your teeth.
Packaging disposal: Recycle the cardboard box, glass jar, and metal lid. Or, find a way to reuse them!
This toothpaste powder is remineralizing and whitening, plus it comes in a cute glass tub. You can mix it with water or coconut oil. Choose from peppermint, peppermint rose, and cinnamon bun flavours.
Benefits: Zeolite clay and calcium carbonate in this toothpaste help to enrich your enamel. Bicarbonate soda whitens your teeth. There’s no fluoride, SLS, parabens, chemicals, fillers, colouring, or preservatives. It’s also vegan and cruelty free.
Packaging disposal: You can recycle the glass jar and tin lid – or you can take advantage of their empties program. When you send an empty bottle back, they cover the shipping on your next order and give you a $1 off discount!
Just like traditional toothpaste, David’s comes in a squeeze tube, so there’s very little adjustments to make when switching over. However, the tube is made of metal so it’s recyclable! You can choose from peppermint or peppermint + charcoal plastic free toothpaste options.
Benefits: Fluoride, sulfate, and cruelty free. It’s organic, vegan, and naturally whitens teeth!
Packaging disposal: When you’re done, just cut a slit down the length of the tube so you can rinse off any remaining toothpaste before discarding it with the rest of your recyclables. The cardboard box is also recyclable!
These toothpaste tablets come in a fully compostable, cornstarch-based bag and offer fluoride and non-fluoride options, depending on your preference!
Benefits: Unpaste doesn’t use any conventional chemical preservatives. They’re free from gluten, synthetic fragrances, silicones, dyes, and any petroleum based products. Plus, the tablets are non-GMO, vegan, and cruelty free. They even offer free shipping, which is a nice bonus!
Packaging disposal: Put the cornstarch-based bag into your compost as you would with anything else. You can also put the bag in your green bin if you don’t have your own compost!
Swap the tube for toothpaste bits, which you bite into with water to form a plastic free toothpaste. Not only is their packaging recyclable, but it’s also very aesthetically pleasing. Flavors range from mint to charcoal to berry.
Benefits: Bite’s toothpaste bits are naturally whitening and cruelty free. They help to fight sensitivity using Nano-Hydroxapatite (nHAp) which is an alternative to fluoride. nHAp is non toxic and helps to remineralize tooth enamel. Plus, if you like the tablets you can subscribe and save money.
Packaging disposal: Recycle the glass bottle and metal lid as you normally would, or repurpose them for something else!
Ready to make the switch to plastic free toothpaste? Leave a comment below and let me know which option you’ll be trying! If you haven’t already, make sure to join the Aim Plastic Free challenge for daily tips and community support!
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