When I began to minimize the objects and products in my life, I did not want to skimp on efficacy when it concerns my health. I also wanted products that were purely plant & botanical based, organic within its means with minimal packaging, and yes it is possible! There are companies and small-batch shops who will kindly create sustainable solutions without using harmful ingredients and minimal packaging. This incorporates the concept of this zero waste guide: producing less waste. Also all of these products happen to be vegan and gluten free.
Brush With Bamboo Toothbrushes | Made of sustainably sourced wild (no pesticides or fertilizers used) Chinese Moso Bamboo for the toothbrush handles which can be composted with the removal of the bristles. The bristles are made of castor bean oil and plastic which can be recycled. Brush With Bamboo has a guide on how to care and dispose (in a zero waste manner) of the brush. My favorite aspect is actually the bristles. They give a more cohesive clean than the typical plastic electric toothbrush (which I no longer use). By composting the brushes and the packaging it comes it, you create soil instead of waste! You would also be supporting an impressive company with ethical and sustainable values.
RADIUS Vegan Xylitol Floss Sachets | Created out of nylon and coated with vegan candelilla plant wax, USA grown cranberry, peppermint – this floss is cruelty free and plastic free while the packaging is all 100% biodegradable. The floss itself is soft and durable while being kind to your health and the planet. The company’s products are quite easy to find in your local natural markets and leave zero to no footprint.