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Toothpaste in a waste-free pod

By Canadian Packaging staff   

Design & Innovation Sustainability Dental Development Systems LLC Poppits softgel pods for toothpaste

Poppits in a soft-gel pod does away with standard toothpaste packaging tubes.

The toothpaste container has seem a few innovations over the past few years, including a tube that squeezes out every last bit of toothpaste.

Okay… now that the toothpaste is out, what do you do with the empty tube? Landfill?

One U.S. company has created a waste-free toothpaste with a water-soluable softgel pod that is filled with enough toothpaste for a proper brush—as the pod dissolves in the mouth, releasing the toothpaste.

The Dental Development Systems, LLC has developed Poppits toothpaste made from plant cellulose.

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With the pod completely dissolving in one’s mouth, the paperboard packaging holding the Poppits pods will biodegrade—much faster, points out the Poppits developer, than the 500-year decomposition time for standard toothpaste tunes and pumps.

The toothpaste inside each Poppits pod is flouride-free and is manufactured from natural ingredients: Glycerin, Sorbitol, Water, Slilica Xylitol, Calcium Carbonate, Peppermint Essential Oil, Betain, Cellulose Gum, Stevia, Tea Tree Essential Oil.

There are currently three fruity flavors for kids, and a mint-flavored Whitening Poppits for adults, with 90 pods in a pack.

Poppits is still a Kickstarter proposition, with the hope of shipping product to its ‘investors’ as early as October.

Company information available at www.poppitstoothpaste.com.

 

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