Eco-Dent Toothpaste is Allowed on Airplanes

ecodentLogo.gifWithout getting into the tragedy that toothpaste will no longer be allowed in carry on luggage on airplanes, I’ve just been sent a press release from Eco-Dent who proclaim that their Toothpowder product is, in fact, legal in hand luggage. Iv’e used their product before, and it’s actually pretty neat. Still, I’m not 100% sure why eco-dent is more ecologically friendly than regular toothpaste aside from the fact that you can fit more of it in a bottle, and because it’s lighter, it presumably uses marginally less fossil fuels to transport.
Either way, in issuing their release, the company is certainly finding a great way to capitalize on the current airline security situation. At first I was slightly taken-aback at the choice to jump in and profit from such a thing, but as I think about it I have to admit – eco dent is stepping in to provide a real need that people have right when they need it most. That’s a great entrepreneurial move. And if the product is indeed more ecologically minded, so much the better.

Nick Aster is a new media architect and the founder of has grown to become one of the web's leading sources of news and ideas on how business can be used to make the world a better place.

Prior to TriplePundit Nick worked for Mother Jones magazine, successfully re-launching the magazine's online presence. He worked for, managing the technical side of the publication for 3 years and has also been an active consultant for individuals and companies entering the world of micro-publishing. He earned his stripes working for Gawker Media and Moreover Technologies in the early days of blogging.

Nick holds an MBA in sustainable management from the Presidio School of Management and graduated with a BA in History from Washington University in St. Louis.

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  1. I’ve been using Eco-Dent for years. My Mom used to make my siblings and me brush with plain baking soda and salt, so I don’t find the taste horrible.
    To address your question about why Eco-Dent is more ecologically friendly:
    1. One bottle of Eco-Dent lasts a very, very long time, thus reducing items entering the waste stream.
    2. Their packaging is easily recyclable.
    I don’t think toothpaste tubes are recyclable or, if they are, they aren’t easily recycled. There may be more reasons having to do with manufacturing processes, but I don’t know.
    They also have dental floss that is packaged in a much more ecologically sound way as well.

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