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Flossing

I’m always on the lookout for less plastic in our lives. This post is very useful indeed on the topic of dental floss!

Every Week is Green

So the topic of today’s post presented itself to me a few days ago when I vowed to myself to floss more often, only to pick up my dental floss and realise that it had nearly run out. A bit inconvenient, but I decided I’d have a think about what was best to buy next before I headed down to Boots as usual!

What bothers me most about the dental floss I use is that it comes in a plastic container, which of course has to go to landfill once the floss has run out. Plus the floss itself is designed to be disposed of after one use. Just a quick search on Boots’s website found five pages of floss-related products, the vast majority of which – excepting an expensive Rechargeable Power Flosser – are disposable after one use.

My next thought is – is flossing essential? Unfortunately, as I’m not…

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One comment on “Flossing

  1. Joanna
    October 15, 2014

    Thank you for reblogging my post – glad you found it interesting! 🙂 Beth Terry has some great stuff on her website, so helpful when I was doing my research!

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