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Recyclable toothpaste tubes to hit market in 2020

(CNN) — Colgate’s recyclable toothpaste tube has been five years in the making, but it’s almost ready.

The company says it has a final design for the tube, which is part of its larger goal of using recyclable packaging for all its products by 2025. 

It’s a big deal because right now toothpaste tubes on the market contain a mix of plastics and aluminum that makes them impossible to recycle. 

The company’s recyclable tube is set to hit store shelves in the United States in 2020 under Colgate’s natural-products brand, Tom’s of Maine.

After that, the company will gradually roll out recyclable tubes across all its brands in coming years.

Colgate says it plans to eventually share its recyclable tube technology with other companies that make plastic tubes.

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‘Taste of Hope’ benefits Indiana’s only recovery high school

INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) — Hundreds came out to support a local high school while enjoying food Sunday afternoon.

“Taste of Hope” is an event that supports Hope Academy, a public charter high school that helps students recovering from drug and alcohol addiction. It’s the only recovery high school in Indiana.

More than a dozen restaurants were on hand passing out samples.

Organizers said the event is one the school heavily relies on.

“We have a funding gap because we provide so much wrap-around services for our students in recovery and support,” said Rachelle Gardner with Hope Academy. “This helps decrease that gap for us.”

Guests also had the opportunity to tour the school and hear from students and administrators.

School officials hope the event brought more awareness to the issue of addiction.

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