100% Biodegradable Corn Dental Floss
This dental floss is made from a cornstarch-based PLA, a compostable plant based renewable floss which is vegan friendly. It comes in a re-usable glass dispenser, making it convenient to carry with you. It is refillable and reusable.
ECO-friendly dental corn floss
🌱 Reusable glass bottle
🌱 100% biodegradable corn dental floss
🌱 Zero waste
🌱 30 metres
🌱 Corn Floss PLA
6.2 x 2.5cm
Weight: 18 grams
INGREDIENTS: PLA Corn floss, Candelilla Wax, Mint Flavour
Our Eco Green Spirit dental corn floss is 100% Biodegradable Corn Floss packed in an eco glass refillable container. It is 100% compostable, 30 metres of corn floss, Eco Friendly, mint flavour, zero waste Oral Care.
PLEASE NOTE: This product uses, Corn, wax and Mint, if you are allergic to these products do not use. If you have a reaction after first use please stop using the product immediately.
How Corn Floss is Made
Our Eco Green Spirit corn floss is made of PLA a polylactic acid which is made from corn starch.
It is derived from renewable biomass typically from fermented plant starch like our floss which is made from corn. It is made from the sugars in corn starch. It feels and looks like plastic but is 100% biodegradable and compostable!
The starch is converted into a polymer, the main ingredient in materials that have a plastic-like feel. This is why corn starch bio compostable are sometimes called PLA plastics. PLA plastics are molded the same way conventional plastic is.
PLA is manufactured from renewable sources and is compostable, addressing problems in solid waste disposal and lessening our dependence on petroleum-based raw materials.
The supplier states that this floss is 'compostable'
In Australia, any product making a claim such as compostable or biodegradable on the packaging must ensure that the claim can be substantiated. At this time, we have not received what we believe is sufficient substantiation to verify the claim of the compostability. However, the supplier has given an undertaking that Eco Green Spirit Floss is home compostable based on their testing.
In order to compost, PLA products require high heat, sufficient moisture and time to completely break down into carbon dioxide, water and a small amount of humus, a soil nutrient.
Eco Green Spirit Floss is a thin string so it may require less time than a coffee cup or piece of cutlery made from PLA, but it will still need certain conditions which may or may not be achieved in home compost. According to the manufacturer of the PLA string, it may be the case that it will break apart into smaller pieces but may not fully compost.
How does PLA compost?
Polylactic acid is a repeating chain of lactic acid. In the composting process, moisture and heat in the compost pile split the polymer chains apart, creating smaller polymers, and finally, lactic acid. Microorganisms in the compost or soil consume the smaller polymer fragments and lactic acid as nutrients. Since lactic acid is widely found in nature, a large number of organisms metabolise lactic acid. The end result of composting is carbon dioxide, water and humus, a soil nutrient. But the effectiveness of this process is dependent on the required temperature and moisture.
What is the difference between biodegradable and compostable?
Biodegradable means the material will completely break down into the natural elements of carbon dioxide (methane), biomass and water vapour within a year or less after disposal.
Composting is an accelerated version of biodegradation producing rich humus that adds nutrients to the soil.
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Please note: Please allow 2 weeks from the time we receive your return to allow the process of your refund. Only products purchased online from the Eco Green Spirit website will be accepted for return. If you have purchased from another online store or retailer, please contact them directly.
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