Ever Wonder Wednesday
Tori Carle, MS
Waste Reduction Supervisor
City of Greensboro, North Carolina
Have you ever wondered what to do with your old nail polish? I have been known to keep nail polish until it is all dried out or gummed up. When this happens, it shouldn’t just be tossed in the trash.
Nail polish often contains toxins that are harmful to the environment, so nail polish should not go into the landfill and should instead be taken to the Household Hazardous Waste Center 2750 Patterson St. Wed-Fri 10-6 and Sat 8-2.
You can also consider creative reuse options for your old nail polish! A quick google search will show you how to revitalize dried-out or gummed up nail polish and give you plenty of uses for it other than polishing your nails.
Or consider taking your old nail polish to Reconsidered Goods so that others in our community can use the paint, bottles, or both for creative purposes. www.reconsideredgoods.org
There is also a mail-in recycling program for nail polish through Chemwise (http://chemwise.org/services-nail-polish.html) They are able to process the bottles and recycle the glass container, applicator brush, and the polish. It is not a cheap program, but if you gather enough nail polish between you and your neighbors it could be worth it!
There are many options to dispose of your old nail polish, so please, don’t send it to the landfill.
As always, if you have any additional questions about waste reduction, please do not hesitate to private message or email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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