A toothpaste tube, believed to have floated from Cuba, landed safely in Lauderdale by the Sea, Florida, in late July.
Julio Omaña, a Lauderdale by the Sea resident, walking with his wife Joan, spotted the plastic litter along the shore. It was discovered on dry land above the high tide line. Under the Wet Foot-Dry Foot policy, it will be allowed to remain in the United States.
Mr. Omaña turned it over to the Museum of Litter for documentation. The toothpaste, going by the name of Perla, mint flavored, is manufactured in Cuba by Suchel. It was identified by the markings: "fabricado en cuba por Suchel."
It will be housed in the museum's "Personal Hygiene & Cosmetics Collection" where it joins toothbrushes, tooth flossers, lipsticks, lip balms, hair curlers, and an eyelash curler.