The ECO Floss Refills (2pk)

The ECO Floss Refills (2pk)
The ECO Floss Refills (2pk)
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from 26 reviews
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The ECO Floss Refills (2pk). A 2 pack refill of the ever-popular Vegan friendly and plant based ECO floss. Made from PLA, a bioplastic sourced from cornstarch and is coated in candelilla wax for a smooth glide. 

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. 2 x 30m of mint flavoured floss.

The ECO Floss Official Stockist

you are making a difference:

  • Made from a renewable plant resources rather than petrochemicals
  • Vegan
  • Plastic free packaging

features:

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

*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:

2 x 30m length coated floss thread.

Made in China.

Packaged in a recyclable cardboard box.

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Not recommended.

This floss is hard and not nice to use . There are mush better products on the market.

 – 05 March 2020

Love this stuff

Being in SA this floss, I can put this in my green bin which is a massive plus and will keep me buying it.

 – 04 March 2020

Really wanted to like this product

I bought the refils at the same time as the one with the glass container. The glass container is really cute, and I love the idea, but the floss itself breaks in while trying to floss between teeth that are really close together. I seem to have to use so much to floss my teeth each night as it keeps breaking, which feels so wasteful!

 – 23 Dec. 2019

Good floss but a little pricey.

It's a little pricey, however, the fact that it can be broken down in an industrial composting system (which I go to for composting) and no plastic packaging makes this worthwhile to buy. It's really easy to refill the original floss glass jar. The jar could probably fit another 5m which would make this even more cost effective. Overall it does a good job as a floss.

 – 09 Oct. 2019

Great floss

Love the plastic free packaging. This is a little thicker and weaker than supermarket bought floss and takes a little getting used to. But wow it does such a great job once you do!

 – 01 Oct. 2019

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