How Old Cosmetics Can Help Wildlife

Rather than tossing used mascara wands in the recycling, send them (or encourage others to send them) to the Appalachian Wildlife Refuge—an all-volunteer organization that rehabilitates animals who have been injured or orphaned. Mascara wands can be used to “remove fly eggs and larva from the fur of animals” since they are small and their bristles are close together. Old (but clean) wands can be mailed directly to the organization, but they also have an Amazon wish list online—so if you’re in the mood to do a little good for cute creatures, take a peek online.