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Recycling company aims at oral products

NZ NewswireNZ Newswire 1/06/2016

The company - working with toothpaste giant Colgate - managed to collected about 45,000 pieces of waste with its first drive last year. © Bloomberg The company - working with toothpaste giant Colgate - managed to collected about 45,000 pieces of waste with its first drive last year. You've heard of the tooth fairy. How about the toothbrush fairy?

One company is hoping to be just that with the return of a nationwide oral care product recycling drive.

TerraCycle, which specialises in recycling the hard-to-recycle, is calling on schools, clubs and community groups to keep old toothbrushes, toothpaste tubes and floss containers out of landfills by donating them for reuse.

The company - working with toothpaste giant Colgate - managed to collected about 45,000 pieces of waste with its first drive last year and hopes for a repeat of its success.

The collection runs until the end of August and - if helping the planet wasn't incentive enough - the company say it will also be making colourful benches out of the waste material which will be given away in a draw to groups that take part.

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