I read a report about a woman here in England whose goal is to limit to one trash bin a year all trash she produces that cannot be recycled but is dumped into a landfill instead. (The pick up in her area is twice a month.)
Among other things, she cuts open tubes of things like toothpaste to get out the last bits at the shoulders that can’t be squeezed out. I tried it, and am amazed at the amount of toothpaste or shampoo or tomato paste that is left inside a tube. So much that I’ve begun to wonder if manufacturers do it on purpose.
It has started me wondering how much would be saved if tubes were shaped at the top like /\ instead of like | |.
In the meantime, I’m afraid I could get used to cutting off the tops of tubes for those lost 4-5 brushes’ worth of toothpaste.
Do you think I should write to Colgate?