Colgate unveils recyclable tubes

Colgate unveils recyclable toothpaste tubes – and offers tech to rivals

Colgate-Palmolive has revealed the nation’s first recyclable toothpaste tube – the result of five years research – and immediately offered the technology to rival companies to help reduce landfill waste. Colgate Smile for Good plastic tubes use high-density polyethylene (HDPE), classified as recyclable by the Australasian Recycling Label Program of the Australian Packaging Covenant Organisation (APCO). It can be disposed of at kerbside plastic recycling bins.

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