Manufacturing more durable products that can be repaired and easily recycled is one of the biggest challenges of the 21st Century. And this is no different for the oral healthcare industry.
An appropriate design and business model can help to reduce a product’s environmental impact in all stages of its life: from extraction of the raw materials, transportation, manufacturing, distribution and use until the end of its utility when it is discarded.
There are two circular applications that can be applied to the oral healthcare industry. The first consists of using natural raw materials instead of materials made from oil. For example:
The second application is geared toward a recycling-focused business model, or one that needs to use less material without decreasing functionality. For instance:
Shampoo and shower gel bottles are easy to recycle, but smaller items like toothbrushes and toothpaste tubes contain a complex mix of materials that makes this far harder. At Floe, our circular model prioritises sustainable practices and minimising wastage. By subscribing, you can make this positive change at no added cost or inconvenience.