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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.


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.

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