From mid 2019 our Zero To Landfill scheme has been helping our customers cutting down production of landfill waste. The scheme has reduced the amount of packaging ending up in landfill, to zero.
In the UK, plastic toothbrushes and empty toothpaste tubes cannot be disposed in regular recycling, and there is currently no council offering a recycling scheme for oral care waste products. With most manual toothbrushes being made of plastic and replaced around every 3 months, in the UK alone there is a potential 260 million toothbrushes. A standard size tube of toothpaste lasts between 3-4 months, which is around 300 million empty tubes sent to landfill every year. An average plastic toothbrush weights 18 grams and an empty toothpaste tube 15 grams - this is excluding any packaging in which they are sold. Both take around 500 years to fully biodegrade in landfill. This means every year we add 18480000 kilos of waste in landfill from these two oral care products alone.
WHAT TO RECYCLE WITH YOUR LOCAL COUNCIL
- Glass Jars
- Aluminium Lid
- Cardboard Packaging
WHAT CAN BE COMPOSTED
- Beechwood Toothbrush Handle
- Bamboo Toothpaste Spatula
OUR Z.T.L SCHEME
Our scheme allows you to send back any Georganics products and components that cannot be composted or recycled at home, like used sonic and wooden toothbrush heads as well as sonic toothbrush handles. Our Zero To Landfill scheme is completely free of charge.
WHAT TO RECYCLE WITH Z.T.L
HOW THE SCHEME WORKS
- Collect a minimum of 10 Beechwood/Sonic Heads
- Place them in large letter and on the front write FREE-POST GEORGANICS
- Drop it off at your nearest Royal Mail Post Office