Ever wonder how to recycle a toothpaste tube? Since most tubes are made from a hard-to-recycle plastic, you can either reuse them or toss them in the trash. Here's one crafty idea: Save them to make sheaths for sharp scissors in your crafting and sewing drawers. Simply cut off the cap end of the toothpaste tube, wash out the inside and insert scissors. This is a helpful way to protect small hands from getting hurt while rummaging through drawers.