Toothpaste tubes

toothpaste tube and plastic bottles

Although squeezable toothpaste tubes are made from plastic, they are difficult to recycle, so it's unusual for councils to collect them. This is also the case for squeezable tubes which contain things like hand cream, sun cream or moisturizer.

Pump action toothpaste tubes are made from a different type of plastic and are easier to recycle, so check with your local council to see if you can put these in your recycling.