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  • Lynne H. 24 days ago
    Please do NOT throw away your mascara wands. Instead, clean JUST THE WAND with dawn soap, place them in a ziploc bag and mail them to a Wildlife Refuge accepting donations. These little wands are able to be upcycled to clean away oil, larvae, fly eggs, mites, infections, mud and other contaminants from wildlife. Works great for medical care and wound treatment

    Pick your refuge to mail to:

    Appalachian Wild
    P.O. Box 1211
    Skyland NC 28776

    OR

    Wildlife Wands
    P.O. Box 1586
    Southwick, MA 01077.
  • shanna m. 1 month ago
    I use a metal straw, even at restaurants. I recycle my pill bottles. I drink filtered water outta my fridge and pay extra for the best quality filters. I recycle paper at home. I use empty plastic containers for hazardous disposal. Glass jars I use for utensils, paint brushes, buttons and an indoor garden. I use newspapers for gift wrap, tissue in Upcycled gift bags, picnic table “cloths” and art projects. Shredded paper makes great packing materials for eBay orders, I stable it in “pockets” made of newspaper. Plastic bottles wrapped in newspaper also make for great shipping filler. I freeze water in used soda containers for camping. I keep my freezer filled to use less energy for cooling. I shop at antique shops and Upcycle old wedding dresses into new clothes. I Upcycle old prom dresses for my daughters and reuse sequins and beads. Old socks and underwear are for cleaning. Vinegar is the best cleaner around. Finally, my favorite is Starbucks bottles I use to recreate specialty teas with pretty labels for special events. Also, don’t throw hair in the sink or toilet, put it outside for the birds and squirrels!
  • michael h. 1 month ago
    I have been using bar soap for many years (I'm old enough to remember that as the only kind of soap available!) I also have a little soft mesh bag to put the leftover slivers so I can use them to their last drop. But, I have never seen bar shampoo. Where could I find some?
  • Heather B. 2 months ago
    Thanks...we can always use repeated reminders to consume less in general! Having grown up in one of the material decades (aren’t they all now?), it’s hard not to succomb to the ever-more saavy marketing and advertising. It helps to be reminded that we don’t need so much stuff and that it takes a huge cumulative toll on the environment. So, please keep reminding us that there are alternatives!
  • tommy b. 2 months ago
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