Brush Up On Your Eco Credentials With A Sustainable Toothpaste Brand
Living a plastic free life is difficult. Sure, you can slurp your coffee from a Keep-Cup, and use a fabric bag for your shopping, or swap to a metallic water bottle. But there are still plenty of things we could be doing to reduce waste, if suitable alternatives were available.
One such area is dental care, where 1.5 billion toothpaste tubes go into landfill every year.
Chances are that if you’re eco conscious, you’ve already switched to a bamboo toothbrush, but taking things one step further is a new toothpaste brand called Parla.
Replacing paste with soluble tablets, Parla’s USP is that it comes in a refillable glass jar- so no more discarded toothpaste tubes, and works just as well as regualr toothpaste.
It’s also the brainchild of a group of award-winning dentists, all of whom believe that it’s possible to take care of your pearly whites and the environment at the same time.
Dr Simon Chard, Dr Rhona Eskander and Dr Ararsh Thanki are three UK-based dentists who looked at the way their patients were brushing their teeth, and the dental industry as a whole, and decided they could do better.
Parla’s foaming tabs are vegan, gluten free, made in the UK and contain fluroide.
Dr Simon Chard, one the UK's leading cosmetic dentists says of his new product "Pärla is our eco-friendly solution to this never-ending story of destruction. Our toothpaste tabs are an ethical, eco-friendly and effective alternative to toothpaste."
That's something we can smile about.
Pre-orders are available from Parla's website