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Sat Dec 28, 2019, 02:05 PM

Does any group consider the one-time use prescription pill bottles in plastic problem?

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Reply Does any group consider the one-time use prescription pill bottles in plastic problem? (Original post)
bobbieinok Dec 2019 OP
in2herbs Dec 2019 #1
RKP5637 Dec 2019 #2
sinkingfeeling Dec 2019 #3
question everything Dec 2019 #6
Lars39 Dec 2019 #8
question everything Dec 2019 #13
rampartc Dec 2019 #4
NJCher Dec 2019 #21
RainCaster Dec 2019 #5
tblue37 Dec 2019 #7
FirstLight Dec 2019 #9
The Velveteen Ocelot Dec 2019 #10
abqtommy Dec 2019 #11
Aristus Dec 2019 #12
jmowreader Dec 2019 #17
Aristus Dec 2019 #18
jmowreader Dec 2019 #19
Aristus Dec 2019 #20
BlueSpot Dec 2019 #14
bobbieinok Dec 2019 #15
KY_EnviroGuy Dec 2019 #16
NJCher Dec 2019 #22

Response to bobbieinok (Original post)

Sat Dec 28, 2019, 02:08 PM

1. I do. Absolutely. nt

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Response to bobbieinok (Original post)

Sat Dec 28, 2019, 02:11 PM

2. Yes, I do! n/t

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Response to bobbieinok (Original post)

Sat Dec 28, 2019, 02:16 PM

3. I recycle most.

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Response to sinkingfeeling (Reply #3)

Sat Dec 28, 2019, 02:33 PM

6. Same here after I remove the label

My spouse's though, has the label stuck so tightly that it cannot be removed so, sadly, it goes to landfill after the details are sharpied..

Well, will have to use a different pharmacy after April..

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Response to question everything (Reply #6)

Sat Dec 28, 2019, 02:39 PM

8. Have you tried a blowdryer on them?

Iíve had a lot of success with that method.

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Response to Lars39 (Reply #8)

Sat Dec 28, 2019, 03:51 PM

13. Thanks. No. Good idea to try

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Response to bobbieinok (Original post)

Sat Dec 28, 2019, 02:17 PM

4. pill bottles have thousands of uses

quarters, seeds, small hardware, sewing notions,

I can barely get enough of them.

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Response to rampartc (Reply #4)

Sat Dec 28, 2019, 06:42 PM

21. they are perfect for propagating plants with cuttings

Like you, I can hardly get enough of them and I use them over and over and over.

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Response to bobbieinok (Original post)

Sat Dec 28, 2019, 02:24 PM

5. I consider them a problem of privacy, so I bury them in the cat litter bags

They are to small to use for hardware or other things. Although I do use peanut butter jars for that.

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Response to bobbieinok (Original post)

Sat Dec 28, 2019, 02:37 PM

7. Can't they be recycled? nt

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Response to bobbieinok (Original post)

Sat Dec 28, 2019, 02:39 PM

9. ...also, the plastic tubes used for pre-roll joints

those should be replaced with something better for sure

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Response to bobbieinok (Original post)

Sat Dec 28, 2019, 02:49 PM

10. I re-use them. They are handy for storing small items.

But maybe there's a better way to do it because no doubt most are thrown away. Little returnable glass bottles, maybe?

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Response to bobbieinok (Original post)

Sat Dec 28, 2019, 02:49 PM

11. I think about plastic a lot. I think we have a plastic problem because we have a problem with

recycling. We humans just can't get out of our own way.

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Response to bobbieinok (Original post)

Sat Dec 28, 2019, 03:07 PM

12. I peel off the labels and put them in the recycling bin.

I'm not at expert on plastic, but it seems like the kind that can recycle easily as PVC pipe or something.

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Response to Aristus (Reply #12)

Sat Dec 28, 2019, 05:46 PM

17. I looked up Tacoma's recycling program

They do not accept plastic pill bottles, which are a different plastic from, say, a Coke bottle.

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Response to jmowreader (Reply #17)

Sat Dec 28, 2019, 05:55 PM

18. Is there anyone who does?

n/t

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Response to Aristus (Reply #18)

Sat Dec 28, 2019, 05:58 PM

19. Your best bet would be Matthew 25 Ministries

They clean donated medicine bottles and ship them to the Third World, where pills are generally distributed in envelopes.

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Response to jmowreader (Reply #19)

Sat Dec 28, 2019, 06:01 PM

20. Thanks!

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Response to bobbieinok (Original post)

Sat Dec 28, 2019, 03:58 PM

14. you can also donate them

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Response to BlueSpot (Reply #14)

Sat Dec 28, 2019, 05:24 PM

15. Thanks for link. Had no idea such a group exists!

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Response to bobbieinok (Original post)

Sat Dec 28, 2019, 05:39 PM

16. Most are polypropylene, so they recycle well (see chart).

All I have are category "5" recycle types:


If you don't have recycle pickup, just bag them an take to a recycle drop-off near you after you save a bunch.

KY..........

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Response to KY_EnviroGuy (Reply #16)

Sat Dec 28, 2019, 06:44 PM

22. saved that

Wow, thanks. I get so much helpful info from you.

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