Can they be recycled?
Squeezy toothpaste tubes can’t be recycled from home. This is because they are made from laminated layers of foil and plastic which are very difficult to separate for recycling. However, Terracycle (who specialise in hard-to-recycle items) and Colgate run a free oral care recycling programme with public drop-off points across the UK which you can use to recycle:
- Plastic toothbrushes
- Squeezy toothpaste tubes and caps
- Floss containers and packaging
- Electric toothbrush heads
To find your nearest point