Good Question: Nail Polish Disposal?

Good Question: Nail Polish Disposal?

Stephanie Kinnear
Oct 21, 2008
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Lisbet just sent us this question about nail polish:
I actually have an eco question. I don't have much nail polish, and I don't use it very often so it tends to get a bit funky. The bottles I do have were purchased at natural foods stores (brands are No Miss and Zoya), so supposedly they're not as toxic as most polishes. Do I still need to haul them to a toxic waste disposal site or can they somehow be recycled at home? (A friend told me to leave the cap of, let the polish harden into a chunk, and then just recycle the glass bottle with my other glass.) Incidentally, these are really funky colors so not likely to be useful for creative household tasks.

This one has us stumped ... We're not big nail polish users. We'd always err on the side of being overly-cautious when getting rid of potentially bad stuff. But we aren't familiar with these brands. Readers?

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