Colgate builds playground from recycled dental products

made from more than 30,000 recycled toothbrushes, toothpaste tubes and caps

made from more than 30,000 recycled toothbrushes, toothpaste tubes and caps

Colgate and TerraCycle build UK’s first playground made from recycled oral care products

Colgate and TerraCycle have built the UK’s first playground made from recycled oral care products at Cranford Park Primary School in Yateley, Hampshire.

The playground was built using lumber made from more than 30,000 recycled oral care products, including toothbrushes, toothpaste tubes and caps, electric toothbrush heads, and packaging.

Cranford Park Primary won a nationwide competition, voted on by local communities, for the equipment.

Philip Durocher, General Manager, Colgate UK, said: “We want to raise awareness of how children, schools and communities can recycle more of the everyday products they use at home.

"The new playground is a fun example of the creative ways in which toothpastes and toothbrushes can be reused.”

Colgate and TerraCycle collected the oral care waste for the programme through the Colgate Oral Care Recycling Programme, launched in 2018.

Through the free programme, anyone in the UK can drop off oral care waste products at public locations for recycling.

After being processed, the recycled pellet material is used in place of virgin plastics to make products such as benches and fence posts.

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