Is the item you’re putting into the recycling, recyclable? According to the BBC, councils failed to recycle 338,000t waste in 2014-15. In the UK, recycling plants send most of the rejected recycling for incineration.
The hardcore recyclers among us know that toothpaste tubes are very difficult to recycle. They contain a thin layer of aluminium and multiple types of plastic. The majority of the UK councils don’t accept toothpaste tubes. In the UK, Colgate partnered with TerraCycle so you can drop off Colgate products at a local TerraCycle drop-off location. Unfortunately, TerraCycle isn’t very easy to use as their drop-off points aren’t too close and are usually private homes.
It is best to avoid toothpaste tubes altogether and switch to sustainable toothpaste tablets. Thankfully here in the UK, we have quite a few toothpaste tablet brands to choose from. Below are 6 UK based toothpaste tablet brands that offer quick national delivery.Continue reading 6 Toothpaste Tablet Brands for Complete Zero-waste Living in UK