What is a USDA BioBased Product Certification?
The BioBased certification program provides accreditation for products whose ingredients are sourced from renewable, biological resources. BioBased products are replacements for petroleum-based products, in the case of FlossPot’s Vegan Dental Floss it replaces plastic/nylon floss. By reducing the amount of plastics produced (which are petroleum-based), biobased products help to protect our oceans and stop unnecessary waste going into landfill.
FlossPot is certified 100% BioBased. It should be noted while this is an American certification, FlossPot is Canadian product.
Did FlossPot pass the EORTH biodegradability test?
EORTH run non-scientific biodegradability tests in our “bio test patch”. We do this to view firsthand how long “biodegradable” and “compostable” labelled products break down. We’ve tested Patch Band Aid Strips, Compostable Straws (after many months this straw is still perfectly intact) and Bamboo Toothbrushes. We are currently testing our Hero Compostable Mailing Bags for compostability.
This Plastic Free Vegan Dental Floss as well as the Silk Dental Floss have recently been added to our biodegradability test past test patch, we will post the results when we have them!