The toothpaste dilemma?
Oral care products can’t be accepted in your recycling bin. This includes toothpaste tubes and caps, manual toothbrushes, electric toothbrush heads, toothbrush and toothpaste tube plastic packaging, and floss containers.
So, for my action today, as I had to make a trip into Katoomba anyway, I dropped my empty toothpaste tube off to the Terracyle Hub for recycling. There’s one at Integrated Dental Health at 61 Parke St Katoomba but you can search for one closest to you here
The pressure is on companies to move away from single-use plastic, but, in the meantime, what’s the best alternative? On the 31 January, Deb from headspace Katoomba shared her attempt to cut back on plastic waste by buying toothpaste in a glass jar.
I’ve checked out recipes for making toothpaste and am exploring a range of options …. keen to hear what everyone else is doing?
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