Colgate-Palmolive Ships World’s First Tube Recognized as Recyclable and Freely Shares its Breakthrough Technology

Colgate-Palmolive has begun the switch to a first-of-its-kind recyclable toothpaste tube and now wants to enlist other companies to follow its lead. Last week, Colgate delivered to retailers the first tube recognized by the Association of Plastic Recyclers (APR) — Antiplaque & Whitening toothpaste under the Company’s Tom’s of Maine brand. Tom’s will complete the switch in 2020, when the Colgate brand will start the transition in Europe and North America. By 2025, the Company will complete needed modifications to tube-making equipment at more than a dozen of its facilities…

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Gillette and TerraCycle Partner to Make All Razors Nationally Recyclable

Gillette, in partnership with international recycling leader TerraCycle, announce for the first-time in Canada, that all brands of disposable razors, replaceable-blade cartridge units and razor plastic packaging are recyclable on a national scale. Through the innovative partnership consumers are invited to recycle their razors in two ways: Gillette Razor Recycling Program – Participants wishing to recycle their razors from home are invited to sign up on the program page https://www.terracycle.com/en-CA/brigades/gillette-razor-recycling-program-ca-en. When ready to ship their waste, they can simply download a free TerraCycle shipping label, package the razors in a secure, puncture…

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Compostable carrier bags rolled-out to more that one thousand Co-op Food stores

More than one thousand Co-op food stores are at the fore of the community retailer’s move to ditch single-use plastics following the roll-out of compostable carrier bags. The move has seen around 60 million single use plastic carrier bags removed and, replaced with the environmentally-friendly alternative in towns, villages and cities across the UK where the new bags are accepted as part of Local Authority household food waste recycling. Shoppers – who forget their bag-for-life – use the compostable bags to carry shopping home, the bags then have a secondary…

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