Have You Changed to Eco Friendly Dental Floss?
At The Parent Diary, we are committed to sourcing and curating the best in eco-friendly products for you and your family. We find brands that share our philosophy and closely match our Eco-Quality features, and help grow their business. Today we interviewed Jodi Breau, the Founder of Dental Lace Inc to tell us what inspired her to create Dental Lace Inc.
Tell us your story and how and why you started your business.
I was flossing my teeth after lunch one day when the thought crossed my mind that someone should make a prettier floss container. Fast forward 15 years and that is what I set out to do. I had no background in business; I just started talking to people I trusted and did what came naturally to me as a career librarian... I researched.
Along the way, I found out that for every person in the U.S. who flosses their teeth according to ADA recommendations, just the empty floss dispensers alone would fill a landfill the size of a football field six stories high. My mission changed from creating a pretty floss container to embarking on a journey to eliminate plastic dental floss altogether.
Today, Dental Lace Refillable Floss is the only fashionable refillable eco-friendly dental floss on the market. Every time we sell one glass container, it replaces seven plastic containers. I'm proud to bring a product to the market that can help us all protect our natural resources.
What inspired you to create your product and from where do you draw inspiration?
I was inspired to create a better dental floss when I learned about plastic pollution in the oceans and the amount of plastic pollution that dental floss creates. I draw inspiration from those who are living a zero waste lifestyle, like Lauren Singer, Bea Johnson, Beth Terry and Kathryn Kellogg.
Do you use ethical and sustainable materials you use for your products?
Dental Lace Refillable Floss is the original zero waste floss on the market. Our refillable containers are glass and stainless steel. Our floss is 100% compostable silk with plant based wax and mint essential oil. Our packaging is compostable/recyclable and our refill storage bags are certified compostable.
What would you say is your greatest strength?
My greatest strength is that I'm a problem solver. Once I learned about dental floss pollution, I set out to eliminate it. Since 2017, Dental Lace has seen 200,000 people from all over the world switch to a plastic free floss alternative.
Customer Love for Dental Lace
"My Plastic Free Life For ten years, I’ve been searching for the perfect plastic-free dental floss. Back when I wrote my first dental floss post, the greenest choices were either biodegradable silk floss in rigid plastic containers (I’m looking at you, Radius) or non-biodegradable Eco-Dent nylon floss in a cardboard box. (Some brands like Tom’s of Maine or Radius seemed to come in cardboard boxes but actually included a hard plastic dispenser inside the box.) There was no biodegradable floss in plastic-free packaging. Times have changed! Dental Lace is the winner not only because it’s the only refillable floss I’ve found, but also because the owner is so responsive to customer feedback." -- Beth Terry, My Plastic Free Life on the Today Show!
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