What is 3R&H?
3R&H is a team of 4 university students which is currently majoring in Bio-engineering at Royal University of Phnom Penh. Our team's vision focus on environmental impacts such as, air pollution, water pollution and land pollution . 3R&H is looking forward for the solution to solve these issue in order to fight the climate change that happening and will be more serious in the next few decades.
In our current project, we are focusing in eco-toothpaste which is an eco-friendly product. We propose this idea because the existing toothpastes that we seen in the market are packaging in plastic and most of the ingredients are not eco-natural. Moreover, our produce isn't just eco-friendly, but also promote local material which will provide a lots of benefits to Cambodia people.
About our 1st product: Eco-Paste
Eco-paste or plastic-free toothpaste is becoming increasingly popular lately. Our Eco-pastes is refers to toothpaste tablet that doesn’t come in the standard plastic toothpaste tube. However, we all want to know if it’s as good as your existing plastic toothpaste. Before we move onto this, we need to understand what is the problem with plastic toothpaste tubes?
The problem with plastic
To begin, did you know that at least 1.5 billion plastic toothpaste tubes are sent to landfill every single year.
Plastic-free toothpaste aims to help put an end to the world's increasing reliance on plastics, which are primarily derived from fossil fuel-based chemicals and typically discarded soon after their use. Plastic-free toothpastes are helping to make a big change in the packaging that is causing catastrophic damage to our planet and wildlife.
With traditional plastic toothpaste tubes, over time, the sun and heat will slowly turn the plastic into smaller pieces until they become so small, they are termed microplastics. These fragments are typically no more than 5 millimeters long and traditionally very difficult to detect. However, they are everywhere. These microplastics end up in our water, inside human bodies, and are often eaten by wildlife. For our wildlife species, these microplastics can be very dangerous, they often accumulate inside the animal’s body creating health issues such as punctured organs and intestinal blockages which can be fatal.
Eco-paste's plastic-free toothpaste tablets come in 100% compostable, plastic-free packaging. Our incredible glass jar packaging solve all the problems associated with traditional plastic toothpaste tubes and you can forever say goodbye to plastic and micro-plastic damage with eco-pastes plastic-free.
Eco-paste consists of environmentally eco-friendly ingredients. Unlike other plastic-free toothpaste options available on the market, Eco-paste mission to simultaneously protect your oral health and our planet.
This is why our toothpaste tablets contain the perfect concentrate of fluoride, which is clinically proven to protect your teeth against dental decay. This key active ingredient is critical to the maintenance and protection of your oral health.
Toothpaste tablets are essentially dehydrated toothpaste containing all of the ingredients that you need and excluding all of those ingredients which you don’t. Our toothpaste tablets are cruelty-free, gluten-free and vegan-friendly. This means our product and ingredients will not be tested on animals and do not contain any animal-derived ingredients.
Information about 3R&H members
He is one of technical researchers and designer support in the team. His favorite subjects in university are biotechnology and bio-processing. During talking project practicum course with his university supervisors, he has been reached about biodegradable plastic in sophomore and junior year. Moreover, his project also researched about fungi and bacteria which are capable of degrading bio-polymer and green polyethylene plastic which is the main pollution in nowadays landfill.
In his free time, he spends most of his time riding bike and playing sports with his friends and reading book. He is also known as a film, football and coffee enthusiast.