Deodorant tubes include a twist or push mechanism at the bottom that enables customers to raise and lower the stick or balm. The mechanism can be a twist knob or a disc to push up the product directly. Conventional deodorant tubes have an oval-like shape, but you can explore more unique options like cylinders.
The outer shell and the inner elevator mechanism are typically made from different types of plastic, which means that most deodorant tubes are unrecyclable unless they're disassembled. For a higher likelihood of recyclability, talk to your supplier about monomaterial options. Some brands have even created reusable designs with refillable cartridges to limit the amount of plastic and the amount of volume used in storage and shipping.