Can you recycle Philips toothbrush heads?

What can I recycle? The Philips Dental Care Recycling Programme WILL accept all brands of electric toothbrush heads and covers, electric flossing nozzles, flossing sticks, interdental brushes and dental floss containers.

How do I dispose of Sonicare toothbrush heads?

Made of various plastics and nylon, the brush heads cannot normally be recycled. They have to go into landfill waste.

Current offerings include:

  1. Colgate oral care recycling.
  2. Oral-B recycling program.
  3. Toms of Main natural care recycling program.

Can you recycle old toothbrush heads?

However, things are changing, thanks to Colgate. They have teamed up with Terracycle, an innovative recycling company that has become a global leader in recycling typically hard-to-recycle waste. … You can now recycle electric toothbrush brush heads.

Can electric toothbrush heads be recycled?

Electric toothbrush heads are not accepted as part of this program but can be recycled as part of the Colgate Oral Care Recycling Program.

Where can I recycle my toothbrush heads?

TerraCycle offer recycling programmes to help recycle hard-to-recycle waste, including toothbrushes and electric toothbrush heads. TerraCycle’s Zero Waste Box can be filled with all kinds of oral care waste. Once the box is full, the box can be sent back to TerraCycle who will safely recycle the contents.

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What can you do with old toothbrushes?

To recycle your toothbrush, take it to a participating Whole Foods retailer and look for their Gimme 5 bin. You can also mail your old toothbrushes (send six at a time to save on postage costs) directly to Preserve.

Are Oral B toothpaste tubes recyclable?

Toothpaste tubes – these tubes are often made of different types of plastics, as well as containing a metal layer (in order to keep it minty fresh!). In general they are not recyclable, although there have been breakthroughs including by Colgate and Terracyle offer a recycling scheme for oral care products.

Can toothbrush heads be recycled UK?

You can leave your oral care products and packaging at public drop-off points across the UK, from where TerraCycle’s recycling centres break them down into their constituent parts, shreds and then melts them into hard plastic pellets. These can be remoulded to make new recycled products such as benches.

Are Sensodyne toothpaste tubes recyclable?

Toothpaste brands including Sensodyne and Aquafresh are set to be launched in fully recyclable tubes, according to the brands’ owner GSK Consumer Healthcare (GSKCH).

How do you dispose of electric toothbrushes?

An electric toothbrush contains plastic batteries and electrical components. The batteries in particular should not be disposed with or amongst your ‘normal’ waste. The chemicals in the battery can be dangerous to the environment if disposed amongst general waste that goes to landfill. It should therefore be recycled.