Is there green in your teeth?

According to the World Economic Forum, if we continue to produce and consume plastic at the pace of recent years, there will be more plastic than fish in the sea by 2050. Considering that we should brush our teeth after every meal, as dentists advise, and that both the tubes of toothpaste and some toothpastes contain micro-plastics, we are facing a huge environmental problem. ⁣⁠ Approximately twenty billion tubes of toothpaste are thrown away each year around the world, according to research by Colgate. Many toothpaste tubes take 500 years before they begin to decompose, due to the materials they are made of, a mixture of plastic and aluminum.

Did you know that you can take care oral hygiene and also take care of our planet? Below, you can find natural and sustainable alternatives to conventional toothpaste.

Truthpaste⁣⁠ produces mineral-based toothpastes made of sustainable ingredients. The paste is vegan-friendly and packaged plastic-free in a recyclable glass jar. How Truthpaste fights bacteria that can cause decay and gum disease? By simply using the natural properties of the botanical ingredients.

As we mentioned before, a good oral hygiene involves cleaning our teeth daily. Georganics really considers the effect of the ingredients found in oral care products has on our health by only using pure, natural and organic ingredients sourced as locally as possible. Moreover, Georganics toothpastes are suitable for vegans and the packaging is plastic-free and recyclable. I bet your mouth would feel naturally refreshed after this!

Furthermore, toothpaste tablets are a valid way to reduce waste in your bathroom routine. The ecoLiving toothpaste tablets are vegan and plastic-free available with or without fluoride. How to use toothpaste tablets? Just chew then brush as usual. For lovers of toothpaste in tablets, Denttabs are also offering a sustainable alternative to toothpaste.

Finally, on the Lush website you can find a selection of vegan jelly toothpaste.** What is your favorite toothpaste option between blue, black, white, yellow and red ones?** ⁣⁠ Let me know if you are aware of other innovative and sustainable toothpaste!

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