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.
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.
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.