Every year, more than one billion toothpaste tubes fill landfills globally but this tablet toothpaste is reducing plastic tubes in landfills.
“Bite Toothpaste Bits are zero-waste toothpaste tablets that are vegan, cruelty-free, and sold in glass bottles with cardboard refills,” explained their founder Lindsay McCormick, who created them in 2017. “I was traveling all the time for work and I was going through those little travel toothpaste tubes at like, a crazy alarming rate,” she explained.
Commercial toothpaste can sometimes include harsh chemicals that can cause internal damage if ingested.
Bite Bits are packaged in glass bottles. Customers can buy single packages or subscribe for refills. McCormick says she’s mindful of the environment in every aspect of her business.
“So, for me it’s like, not taking shortcuts, and not taking the cheaper route, she explained. “If there is an ingredient that’s more sustainable, or sourced more ethically, or anything, I buy it.”
So far, Bite has shipped approximately 12 million Toothpaste Bits in the U.S., Canada, and Australia. The product was initially made by McCorick at home. Eventually, the business outgrew her home machine.
Today, she works with women-led manufacturing company in California.
“I’m lucky enough to have found a women-run, cruelty-free, solar-powered lad here in California, that now is bottling and making my toothpaste tablets, which has been super awesome and a weight off me,” she explained.