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Plastic-free Deodorant

Plastic-free deodorant: another green idea from olden days, reimagined in modern ways!! Antique deodorants were plastic-free but also had lots of ingredients we now know aren’t good for us– such as boric acid! Today’s mainstream deodorant is better but still has a long way to go, with artificial ingredients and plastic containers. It’s also important… Read More Plastic-free Deodorant

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Biodegradable Dental Floss

When I started VGR, my first post was about toothbrushes. I thought, let’s begin this project with the item most used at the start of everyone’s day. This research led me to discover how nylon came to replace many natural materials during and after WWII–including previously biodegradable dental floss! Nowadays, we know this mainstream nylon… Read More Biodegradable Dental Floss

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Biodegradable Toothbrush

Intro: The Problem with Plastic Toothbrushes Throughout history, we humans have tried all manner of materials to manage the funk that lives inside our mouths—from cloth wipes, salt, chalk, sticks, and crushed shells, to animal bones, boar’s hair, bird feathers, vinegar, and even nitric acid. Our earliest prototype, from 15th century China, was in fact… Read More Biodegradable Toothbrush