Motivated by co-founder Mike's sixteen-year-old daughter Sydney, who wanted to make her family’s home as close to zero-waste as possible, Mike and his friend Damien set out to find a way to eliminate the need for toothpaste tubes entirely by making tablets instead of paste.
Standard toothpaste tubes cannot indeed be recycled and are made up of 11 layers of plastics, polymers and resins and take 500 years to break down in a landfill.
Launched in Edmonton (Canada) in 2019, Change toothpaste tablets are the result of months of testing to find the perfect balance of flavour, consistency and effectiveness. The tablets don’t need all of the preservatives that traditional pastes need and the ingredients have been reduced to the minimum.
These toothpaste tablets remove the need for a plastic tube altogether. Packaged in compostable bags, they reduce your environmental footprint and give you a clean, fresh brush — without any harsh chemicals.
The size of the tablet is consistent with dentist recommendations to the amount of toothpaste that should be used and no gobs of paste left in the sink.
They are great for travelling too as they don't contain any liquids.
The tablets are vegan, gluten and cruelty free. They can be used by children too, under adult's supervision.