A tube of toothpaste is typically packaged in something called LDPE, or No. 4 plastic. This is becoming a more commonly accepted type of plastic for curbside recyclers, but they often don’t list it among the varieties of plastic they accept. If your recycler takes plastics marked No. 4, you can recycle your tube of toothpaste, as long as it’s clean. Cleaning it is easy; all you have to do is snip the end with scissors and get the last bit of toothpaste out (use it to scrub your pearly whites clean!), then toss the tube into the bin.
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