Flossing: We all know we should do it more often. Dentists recommend doing it every day. Unfortunately, floss is mostly made of nylon and comes in a disposable plastic packaging. So, basically, it is plastic wrapped in plastic. Being small and lightweight, floss thread is part of the plastic products that most easily enter the environment.
Natural alternatives to synthetic
Luckily some alternatives to plastic floss exist. The two main options are, bio-based plastic and silk floss. The former biodegrades in an industrial compost the latter biodegrades in your backyard compost.
A reusable floss dispenser
To be really eco-friendly dental floss, the container should be reusable as well. A reusable floss dispenser can be refilled with floss coils. Reusable floss dispensers are usually made of glass or stainless steel.