DuraPik Launches New Eco-Friendly Dental Pick to Reduce Waste One Floss at a Time

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Environmentally conscious start-up DuraPik launches sustainable dental pick and floss.

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It was important for us to consider all the functionalities of the everyday dental pick. In going from a single-use to a more durable and sustainable design, we wanted to make DuraPik eco-friendly and give it a more modern look.

Environmentally friendly start-up DuraPik launched a Kickstarter campaign to fund a new set of sustainable flossing solutions. The ergonomically designed dental picks are made from recycled, surgical-grade stainless steel and come in a kit with DuraPik’s unique, organic dental floss. The dishwasher-safe picks come with a Lifetime Warranty and will begin delivery, in eco-friendly packaging, later this year.

Flossing is an important part of any oral hygiene routine. Experts and health organizations, including the American Dental Association, recommend daily flossing to clean between teeth to remove plaque. Pulling out a spool of floss isn’t always practical, and single-use plastic dental picks end up in landfills.

DuraPik is the perfect solution for people who want to rid their teeth of plaque and do their part in ridding the planet of single-use plastics. It offers the chance at a healthy mouth and a clear conscience. Each DuraPik also comes with DuraFloss, a vegan, organic, biodegradable floss that’s recyclable after use.

“It was important for us to consider all the functionalities of the everyday dental pick,” said founder Keirin Shaw. “In going from a single-use to a more durable and sustainable design, we wanted to make DuraPik eco-friendly and give it a more modern look.”

In 2015, the University of Georgia estimated that between 4.8 million and 12.7 million metric tons of plastic waste makes it to the ocean every year. Solutions that replace single-use plastic products with durable, environmentally friendly alternatives are needed as we work to replace items used daily. Switching to one DuraPik can prevent roughly 350 single-use dental picks a year from entering oceans and landfills.

Additionally, standard dental floss is made from nylon or petrochemicals, both of which are harmful to wildlife. To solve this environmental issue, DuraPik has paired the dental picks with their original, compostable, vegan-friendly dental floss. The unique DuraPik-branded DuraFloss is an organic, biodegradable, peppermint-infused bamboo floss coated with organic candelilla wax. A 30m roll is included in each DuraPik kit.

Every DuraPik is made of a stainless steel frame that’s sterilizable. A reusable toothpick made of medical-grade silicone tucks inside the handle of DuraPik for easy access whenever it’s needed. Every DuraPik is also dishwasher safe and comes with a lifetime warranty. A subscription service for DuraFloss refills is also available.

DuraPik dental kits with picks and floss are available to pre-order in five colors starting at CAD $29 by visiting pr.go2.fund/durapik.

About DuraPik

DuraPik is the brainchild of adventure enthusiast and environmental advocate Keirin Shaw. The company aims to create a new norm that’s free of single-use plastic. The new DuraPik dental pick is a reusable, zero-waste flossing tool made from recycled, surgical-grade stainless steel that’s built to last. This beautiful, timeless, ergonomic design fits right in the palm of your hand – and, when appropriate, between your teeth. Achieve a clear smile and conscious at the same time with DuraPik. For more information, visit https://durapik.co/.

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