Bite Toothpaste Bits

overall Rating:

2.3

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Elizabeth Fedde
7/2/2020
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what it's made of:

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Bite Toothpaste Bits have exactly 7 ingredients: xylitol, calcium carbonate, erythritol, sodium cocoyl glutamate, sodium bicarbonate, natural mint flavor, & guar gum. Each ingredient is detailed in it's exact purpose on the website. The packaging for Bite Toothpaste Bits is also simple & impeccable. The Bits come in glass bottles with aluminum lids, both of which are recyclable. Not only are they recyclable, they are also reusable & refillable - with a subscription you are sent a pouch (made of compostable material) of Toothpaste Bits to refill your glass jar. The glass jars are shipped in fully recyclable corrugated cardboard & the refill pouches are shipped in kraft envelopes padded with post-consumer recycled newspapers. In general, online shopping is more sustainable than buying from a brick and mortar store as long as isn't rushed. Therefore, Bite does not rush their shipping & uses standard USPS shipping which means that these mailmen/women are following a preexisting route that they would have driven even if you didn't order your product.

how it's made:

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Bite founder, Lindsay McCormick, started this business in her living room in August of 2018 making Bite Toothpaste Bits for her friends with a hand tablet press. Bite has grown significantly since then, but all of the Toothpaste Bits are still made in California & follow all FDA guidelines. Bite’s products are made plastic-free, cruelty-free (certified Cruelty Free and Vegan by PETA's Beauty without Bunnies), & made of clean ingredients listed above. I could not find any specific information on factory locations or labor practices, but seeing that this is still a small business, I am led to believe that production is still relatively small scale, although this doesn't ensure the safety & payment of workers.

who makes it:

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Although Bite began in founder Lindsay McCormick’s living room, Apple also started in Steve Job’s garage so I know a small start doesn’t ensure fair labor practices. I could not find any specific information on factory locations or labor practices, but seeing that this is still a growing business, I am led to believe that production is still relatively small scale, although this doesn't ensure the safety & payment of workers.

sources:

https://bitetoothpastebits.com/pages/ingredients https://bitetoothpastebits.com/blogs/blog/de-mystifying-the-sustainability-of-shipping https://medium.com/authority-magazine/lindsay-mccormick-of-bite-toothpaste-bits-your-are-habits-are-not-just-yours-our-daily-habits-ad028c8d6004