Netherlands-based healthcare brand Smyle has come up with an alternative to plastic tubes – toothpaste in a tablet form.
Featuring calcium carbonate and natural flavours such as eucalyptus and peppermint, the tablets have zero sulfates, parabens, allergens or harmful chemicals. The range can be found in both fluoride and non-fluoride versions.
The idea behind the sustainable tablets came from Smyle’s founders when they noticed that not many people cared much about the plastic used in tubes, though they were conscious about other sustainable products like shampoo, soap and handwash.
With the goal of reducing plastic waste to the planet, Smyle wants to connect with bathroom pioneers all over the world to reduce the waste of plastic tubes and help make bathrooms free from plastic in the future.
“In our previous ventures we found that blending sustainability with entrepreneurship is the key to a sustainable future,” said the founders. “Now we’re combining forces for maximum impact. It’s time to start a toothpaste revolution!”
Smyle’s tabs are stored in a glass bottle and easy to travel with since they are small and light. The range also has compostable refill sachets, which are made from cardboard and can be recycled up to five times.
The Smyles toothpaste tablets are now available on the company’s website.
Companies all around the world are trying to identify more eco-friendly solutions for our daily products. Among other concepts we have written about on Viable Earth are Colgate and Lab Clean.