Bite Toothpaste Bits

Last Updated: January 17, 2022

How Ethical Is Bite Toothpaste Bits?

Make a positive impact by supporting companies with the same values and ethics as what matters most to you. To navigate and find ethical brands, here's a summary of Bite's ethics and initiatives.

Ethical Analysis

Is Bite cruelty-free, vegan, or sustainable? We’ve got the answers here! Read below for more details on Bite’s policies.
Bite is cruelty-free. None of Bite’s ingredients, formulations, or finished products are tested on animals, anywhere in the world.
All of Bite’s products are 100% vegan and don’t contain any animal-derived ingredients or by-products.
Bite’s product packaging and shipping materials are zero-waste and plastic-free. And they offer refills in compostable pouches.

Bite is also Carbon Neutral and to further reduce their carbon footprint, Bite doesn’t offer rush shipping. So that customers orders are shipped using a “public transit system,” and delivered using an existing postal route.
Bite is committed to producing zero-waste and plastic-free products by using only recyclable, biodegradable, or compostable materials.

Their products come in recyclable glass bottles with aluminum lids and they offer refills in 100% compostable pouches that are made from FSC-Certified materials.

Bite ships orders in kraft envelopes padded with post-consumer recycled newspaper and their boxes are made of fully recyclable corrugated cardboard sealed with paper tape.

About Bite Toothpaste Bits

Bite makes your daily routine more sustainable with products that are plastic-free, cruelty-free and made with clean ingredients.

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Bite Toothpaste Bits is Cruelty-Free

Bite has confirmed they do not test their products or ingredients on animals or ask others to test on their behalf. Their suppliers also do not test on animals, nor do they allow their products to be tested on animals when required by law. And finally, their products are not sold in stores in mainland China or any other country that may require animal testing.

By our standards, we would consider Bite to be Cruelty-Free.

“As previously mentioned our Bits are vegan, cruelty free, palm oil free, and we do not test on animals nor we do ask others to test on our behalf.”

What About China’s Animal Testing Laws?

Bite has confirmed they do not sell their products in retail stores in mainland China; therefore, they are not required to test on animals.

“No. Our products are not available for sale in China, nor we plan to sell there.”

As of May 1, 2021, some imported ordinary cosmetics can be exempt from animal testing under certain conditions. However, for the most part, animal testing is still legally required for most imported cosmetics in 2022.

Cruelty-Free Policies

Note that there is no legal definition for the label ‘Cruelty-Free.’ It can mean different things to different people. But Cruelty-Free is generally used to imply no animal testing. More specifically, the ingredients, formulation, or finished product are not tested on animals at any stage of product development.

At ethical elephant, we always assess a company’s cruelty-free policy using our Cruelty-Free Checklist. This ensures no animal testing was performed by the brand itself, its suppliers, and by any third parties.

Also, note that Cruelty-Free and Vegan don’t always mean the same thing.

Bite is 100% Vegan

Bite has confirmed all of its products are vegan and don’t contain any animal-derived ingredients or by-products.

“We are also certified Vegan and Cruelty Free by PETA’s Beauty without Bunnies program.”

Vegan Policies

Similar to ‘Cruelty-Free,’ there is no standard or legal definition for the label ‘Vegan.’ But it usually means no animal-derived ingredients or animal by-products.

Some common animal products used in cosmetics include carmine, lanolin, snail mucus, beeswax, honey, pearl or silk-derived ingredients, animal-based glycerin, keratin, and squalene.

There are plant-based and synthetic alternatives to animal-derived ingredients. But it’s sometimes difficult to know with certainty whether a product is vegan just by reading the ingredient list.

So it’s best to ask the company and manufacturers to ensure the ingredients they’ve chosen to use were from non-animal sources.

Where are Bite’s products made?

Bite’s website states,

Are your products made in the USA?

Our Toothpaste Bits, Mouthwash Bits, and Whitening Gel are made in California.

Our toothbrush is made of moso bamboo, which is wild grown in the mountains of China using little water and no pesticides and it is not contributing to the habitat loss of the Giant Panda. At this time, there are no bamboo toothbrush manufacturers in the US and even if we made the toothbrushes here, we would have to have the bamboo harvested and shipped from China as that is where it is naturally grown.

There are currently no manufacturers in the US that are producing vegan and plastic-free floss so we have sourced both our toothbrushes and floss from a US company that has people on the ground in China where they are manufactured. We have a close relationship with them and see them as a valued partner to us and our mission. Both the toothbrushes and floss are shipped to us in bulk by sea instead of air to minimize the carbon footprint as much as possible.”

I hope this article helped you to understand Bite Toothpaste Bits’s cruelty-free and vegan status and by choosing cruelty-free together, we can help end animal testing for cosmetics once and for all!

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