The ECO Floss Plant Based Floss - Mint

The ECO Floss Plant Based Floss - Mint

vegan

3.8
from 55 reviews
$6.95
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Look after your teeth with this plant-based dental floss. Vegan friendly and plant based, this floss is made from PLA, a bioplastic made from cornstarch and is coated in candelilla wax for a smooth glide. 30m of mint flavoured floss. While made from a renewable bio-plastic, it is not certified as home compostable - please read below about the compostability in order to make an informed choice.

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you are making a difference:

  • Made from a renewable plant resources rather than petrochemicals
  • Vegan
  • Reuse or recycle the container
  • Plastic free packaging

features:

  • Biodegradable*
  • 30m of natural dental floss
  • Mint flavour
  • Coated in vegan-friendly candelilla wax
  • Flossing improves dental hygiene 
  • Compact glass tube dispenser with tread-cutting lid
  • Light and convenient for travel
  • Refills available here.

*end of life:

The supplier states that this floss is 'compostable' but please note that PLA plastic is only proven to compost in industrial composting facilities, which are not accessible to most householders in Australia.

In Australia, any product making a claim such as compostable or biodegradable on the packaging must ensure that the claim can be substantiated.  At this time, we have not received what we believe is sufficient substantiation to verify the claim of the compostability.  However, the supplier has given an undertaking that Eco Floss is home compostable based on their testing.

As Eco Floss has not been certified as home compostable it may not meet the requirements of those wanting an assured zero waste product. 

In order to compost, PLA products require high heat, sufficient moisture and time to completely break down into carbon dioxide, water and a small amount of humus, a soil nutrient.  Without those conditions, PLA may not break down, such as in landfill. Eco Floss is a thin string so it may require less time than a coffee cup or piece of cutlery made from PLA, but it will still need certain conditions which may or may not be achieved in home compost.  According to the manufacturer of the PLA string, it may be the case that it will break apart into smaller pieces but may not compost.

PLA is polylactic acid which is made from corn starch.  According to the manufacturer of the PLA a mix of non GM and GM corn grown in the USA is used. 

what is the difference between biodegradable and compostable?

Biodegradable means the material will completely break down into the natural elements of carbon dioxide (methane), biomass and water vapour within a year or less after disposal.  Materials such as petrochemical plastic take hundreds of years to biodegrade.

Composting is an accelerated version of biodegradation producing a rich humus that adds nutrients to the soil.

how does PLA compost?

Polylactic acid is a repeating chain of lactic acid. In the composting process, moisture and heat in the compost pile split the polymer chains apart, creating smaller polymers, and finally, lactic acid. Microorganisms in the compost or soil consume the smaller polymer fragments and lactic acid as nutrients. Since lactic acid is widely found in nature, a large number of organisms metabolise lactic acid. The end result of composting is carbon dioxide, water and humus, a soil nutrient.  But the effectiveness of this process is dependent on the required temperature and moisture.

dimensions / materials:

5.5 H x 2cm D. Glass tube with stainless steel lid, PLA, candelilla wax. 30m length coated floss thread. 

Made in China.

Glass container can be reused. Packaged in a recyclable cardboard box.

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45 day returns: If you are not satisfied with a product that you ordered online (*exceptions below), you are welcome to return it to us within 45 days, unused, unworn, and in a pristine saleable condition with the original labels attached, packaging and we will refund your cost of goods - you can either post back to us or return to one of our stores. Items marked 'Final Sale' can not be returned unless faulty.

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Standard: Normally our orders leave within 24 hours from Brisbane (Monday - Friday). Orders will arrive in 2 to 7 days depending on destination. Standard Australian shipping is free on orders over $75. Shipping for orders under $75 is $9.95, or $6.95 for delivery to SE Qld postcodes 4000-4299, 4500-4549.

Express: place orders by 10am. Orders generally arrive next day if you are in the Australia Post Next Day Delivery network and subject to Australia Post fulfilling its guarantee. Only available for orders up to 4kg (excludes bulky/heavy items such as Bokashi bins, cleaning products and large size items to areas outside Brisbane unless you wish to pay the total Australia Post Express Post charge).

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Fantastic

I love that you can buy refills and it has a pleasant but subtle smell/taste- can't complain about this product.

 – 08 July 2020

Almost perfect

Has a tendency to split, but otherwise great

 – 20 June 2020

Flossing

Great product and will not be going back to supermarket version. Teeth feel cleaner using it.

 – 14 June 2020

Great option for vegans

Love the concept of a vegan plant based floss. It does not slide between teeth as easily as common supermarket brands, Running under the tap to moisten helps with this issue.

 – 07 June 2020

Good looks ! Poor Product!

On my zero waste journey, I was very excited to find this product but unfortunately it does not serve the purpose.
The design is perfect, floss is too hard on gums and almost every night I end up bleeding or the floss thread coming apart.
Also 100% compostable is misleading as it cannot be compost domestically.
It would be better if the brand reconsider improving the quality of the floss.

 – 04 Apr. 2020

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