Recyclable Toothpaste Tubes
The current toothpaste tubes on the market are made of plastic laminate sheets layered over a thin layer of aluminum, making them extremely difficult to recycle using traditional methods.
It's been in the works for five years and is part of the company's goal to have all of its products packaged in recyclable materials by 2025.
High-density polyethylene (HDPE), the same plastic used to produce milk jugs and other recyclable plastic bottles, is utilised to make the new tubes that hold Colgate's new Naturals toothpaste range.
It's vital to remember that this tube, like all plastics, isn't biodegradable. These recyclable tubes, on the other hand, are constructed of HDPE plastic, which can be reprocessed into a variety of new products, such as construction materials and packaging.
"As we evaluate alternative packaging materials, product forms, and refillable models to reduce our usage of plastic, this breakthrough might make a huge difference in the marketplace today."