After five years of research and development, a hygiene product manufacturer has unveiled the industry's first recyclable toothpaste packaging.
Most toothpaste tubes are made from plastic and aluminum, making them unrecyclable. Thus, by throwing away used tubes, consumers harm the environment.
In turn, the new tubes for the toothpaste, which will be called Smile for Good, will be made from high-density polyethylene (HDPE). This type of plastic is recyclable and customers can throw away toothpaste tubes in recycling bins without worrying about environmental pollution.
For ease of use, tubes are created from several layers of HDPE, the company applied this technology after a long search for suitable options. The main difficulty was that during use, the tubes should smoothly squeeze out the toothpaste without residue, while leaving users with the usual sensations.
The switch to recyclable packaging was another step towards the company's commitment to environmental compliance. It is also stated that toothpaste Colgate meets all stringent standards, it is made from natural materials at 99.7% and is officially certified by the Vegan Society.
Colgate-Palmolive, owner of the Colgate brand, has committed to using 100% recyclable packaging for all of its products by 2025.