PLEASE NOTE THIS PRODUCT IS NO LONGER AVAILABLE
We have recently been notified by Georganics that this Charcoal Floss contains 20% polyester filament and is therefore NOT COMPOSTABLE as they previously advised. They themselves have only just been made aware of this and are working hard to update their packaging and description.
We have decided to discontinue the product at this time and If you have purchased this floss from us (I know many of you have) please could you put your used floss in with your main waste rather than your compost bin.
Our ethos as you know is to encourage less waste so if you are halfway through your charcoal dental floss, we would encourage you to finish using it rather than waste it, but if you would like to return any unused packets to us, please get in touch.
OFFICIAL STATEMENT FROM GEORGANICS
To any plastic-free stockists we understand that this has put you in a difficult situation and accept full responsibility and are very sorry.
Please remember that our Charcoal Floss is the most eco-friendly vegan option we can currently find, so you’re still making a conscious choice.
As many of you are probably aware by following our social media post and our email communications, we have recently been notified by our manufacturer that our charcoal floss is made with bamboo charcoal fibres (80%) and a reduced amount of polyester yarn (20%). Polyester is used to make charcoal into a filament, which would be otherwise a powder.
With being a conscientious and transparent brand, we want to avoid any doubts about our ethics and inform our partners about the current situation. Our charcoal floss will still be available as one of our SKU, as at the moment it represents the best low-impact vegan option and is thus not compostable and needs to be disposed into general waste.
This 30 metres natural dental floss is made with bamboo Charcoal fibre, Candelilla wax and Peppermint essential oil. Packed in a fully compostable kraft box, with a reusable glass dispenser which is designed to be used again and again with the floss refills.
Directions for Use:
+Food Grade, *Natural Origin
(taken directly from Georganics website)
"From the ingredients we source and use, the zero-waste approach to packaging, to our transparency in all manufacturing processes, our simple but strong set of values is a commitment to the highest quality and lowest possible impact.
NATURAL We put a lot of time into finding ingredients that come from pure and natural sources and believe nature offers everything we need. This means that we don't agree with using synthetic chemicals or preservatives in our products, instead, use natural chemicals and ingredients full of real flavours and textures. Read more.
SUSTAINABLE We are committed to reducing our impact on the environment and want our business to be as environmentally sustainable as possible. This is why all our packaging is 100% recyclable and compostable, we source ingredients from local suppliers and manufacture our products in England.
ETHICAL We aim to be ethical throughout our production process from being totally transparent as to why we have made certain choices when it comes to the ingredients used in our products, to how we treat our workers and being PETA approved Vegan & Cruelty-free."