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How Much Dental Floss Is in A Container

When you’re wondering how much dental floss is in a container, it’s important to remember that the amount of floss you get depends on whether you buy it in a box or on a roll.

Boxed dental floss comes in standard lengths that are easy to find: 100 yards. That’s enough to last most people three months or more, if they’re using the recommended amount of floss per toothbrush.

If you prefer to get your dental floss on a spool, this will result in more floss being available at first glance—but not as much as it seems at first glance. When you take into account how much of the spool is actually usable, it’s actually less than what comes in a box.

You can also use dental tape when comparing containers’ contents, but this isn’t recommended because it’s harder to use and can damage your teeth and gums if used incorrectly.

In this article, we will discuss about uses for empty dental floss container and how to recycle dental floss container

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Uses For Empty Dental Floss Container


DIY Sewing Kit

You can use your empty floss containers to create a DIY sewing kit! Simply put your thread of choice where the floss once was, thread it through the top and the blade where the floss was dispensed, and there you go! This craft does not require much disassembly, and is great for loose thread or creating a more portable sewing kit to carry in your car, purse, or emergency kit! Some floss boxes are even big enough to also hold a needle for extra convenience.

Bead Storage

Who doesn’t love beads? Beads are great for crafting with kids, but storage can be a challenge, especially when they come in bags or very large variety kits. If you remove the blade and the spool from a floss box, you can store small to medium sized beads in them. Since most floss boxes are roughly the same size, they will be easy to store together. They are also easy to close, so they help you eliminate the post-craft mess!

Snack Storage

If you remove the spool and blade from a floss container, you can use it to store small treats like mints and candy! Your favorite mints will fit perfectly into the floss container. You can also try this with small candies like nerds or jelly beans. Mini M&Ms will also work, just watch out for melted chocolate! This can work well for portion control, as little ones often don’t need to eat a whole package of these candies, but finishing the ‘whole box’ will help them feel satisfied

Get Creative!

This is the perfect craft for kids with huge imaginations! Decorate your old floss containers with stickers, markers, or whatever other craft supplies you have lying around, and let your imaginations run wild! Floss containers can be decorated to look like purses, suitcases, or tool boxes for you child’s favorite dolls. They have even be stacked like building blocks for a wide range of imaginative activities and play!

How To Recycle Dental Floss Container

This is a resounding no. Floss is made from nylon, a by-product of crude oil, but it is so minuscule that recycling it would be a wasted effort. Think about the large recycling machines that destroy stronger and more significant waste materials like aluminum and glass.

It seems challenging to envision a similar device focusing on more minor items like floss.

Furthermore, the string is coated with a synthetic wax, and the wax will not break down properly in the recycle bin. Floss is not a cost-effective material to recycle because of its minuscule size.

Dental floss is made from nylon and other materials, including synthetic wax. It is also a form of plastic made from petrochemicals. Teflon is another popular material used to make floss, but it still is not recyclable.

This is not because Teflon is not recyclable but because floss is too tiny to go through a recycling machine reasonably. So, you have to throw it in the trash can.

We say the trash can because flushing floss down the toilet is a bad idea. The little strings are strong enough to collect dirt and debris from the septic pipes, and you can guess what happens when a large chunk forms.

It can lead to a blockage of your pipes.

Throw used floss in the trash can, or start looking into more eco-friendly choices. Some alternatives biodegrade when bacteria come in contact with them, which is better than polluting the ecosystem for several decades.

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