According to foreign media reports, hundreds of millions of empty toothpaste tubes are buried around the world every year. In order to solve this problem, Canadian entrepreneurs Mike medicoff and Damien Vince invented a tablet like toothpaste. This innovative sanitary product is called change toothpaste, which is a creative solution that can solve the problem of environmental pollution caused by traditional toothpaste tubes.
Medicoff and Vince pointed out that the toothpaste tube takes more than 500 years to decompose and cannot be recycled. "If we want to achieve sustainable development, we must make fundamental changes. Therefore, we have developed toothpaste tablets, which do not need tubes at all. We want to ensure that our children and their children can live in a safe and healthy environment."
It is understood that this special toothpaste was inspired by medicof's 16-year-old daughter, who was determined to make the home free of plastic waste, so the pair of entrepreneurs began to study how to make a toothpaste without plastic tubes. To this end, the two men spent months testing more than 100 formulas.
"We ordered some lab clothes, rolled up our sleeves and started developing tubeless toothpaste," the two said. "We know it must smell good and be like ordinary toothpaste, otherwise people won't change this habit."
Finally, they created toothpaste like tablets. Just put it in your mouth and bite it off, and then brush your teeth with a wet toothbrush.
Change toothpaste contains no fluorine, gluten, dairy products, nuts and soybeans and is suitable for vegetarians. The ingredients include dicalcium phosphate, erythritol, xylitol, peppermint flavor, C14-16 olefin sodium sulfonate, sodium bicarbonate, menthol, silica and peppermint leaf extract. In order to ensure that their ingredients are safe for adults and children, they also consulted dentists and medical workers.
It is reported that the packaging bag used to pack this toothpaste is a 100% degradable bag, with 65 tablets in each bag. In addition, consumers can buy matching bamboo toothbrushes. Although the current product does not contain fluoride, the two are working on a new formula, hoping to contain fluorine-containing compounds that can help prevent tooth decay.
It is reported that the peppermint flavored change toothpaste costs $9.95 per bag, enough for a consumer to use for a month.