Canadian duo invent a toothpaste tablet to eliminate plastic tubes: “Toothpaste tubes take over 500 years to break down and are unable to be recycled. We’ve developed toothpaste tablets that remove the need for a tube altogether.”

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If they can get the price competitive with common toothpaste, they will be successful.

49orth

Toothpaste tubes used to be made of metal, which I presume would have been suitable for recycling.

Obstreperus

Or.. hear me out.. you could just put normal toothpaste inside a recyclable/biodegradable container.

Rydenan

“Invent.” Meanwhile, Lush has been making these for years.

sanguineseraph

Man! There’s another horrible thing I’ve contributed to destroying the planet. I had no idea my lifetime’s worthy of discarded toothpaste tubes were an environmental catastrophe.

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