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  • 68 Ways to Reuse Old Prescription Medicine Bottles

    I totally understand now & I'm sorry I didn't realize sooner.. To make things easier I've added a photo you REALLY should use as your Avatar so others won't spend as much time trying to explain something to you..

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  • 68 Ways to Reuse Old Prescription Medicine Bottles

    Where does it say anywhere in the scientifically FACT riddled post that I was speaking of the "residuals" from a multi-vitamin bottle? In case you do not know the meaning of the word "res·i·due- a small amount of something that remains after the main part has gone or been taken or used." I was speaking of a bottle of multi-vitamins being discarded not empty bottles being rinsed of any RESIDUALS that may be left behind.. Also I NEVER said that multi-vitamins, being just residuals or a whole bottle being discarded were the greatest source of contamination.. One of the biggest contamination sources to our lands & waterways come from uninformed people like yourself sir who don't take the time to obtain the knowledge on a subject before they go spew...

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    Where does it say anywhere in the scientifically FACT riddled post that I was speaking of the "residuals" from a multi-vitamin bottle? In case you do not know the meaning of the word "res·i·due- a small amount of something that remains after the main part has gone or been taken or used." I was speaking of a bottle of multi-vitamins being discarded not empty bottles being rinsed of any RESIDUALS that may be left behind.. Also I NEVER said that multi-vitamins, being just residuals or a whole bottle being discarded were the greatest source of contamination.. One of the biggest contamination sources to our lands & waterways come from uninformed people like yourself sir who don't take the time to obtain the knowledge on a subject before they go spewing their ill-informed propaganda on a site to where they've brought NOTHING to the table except the ability to pursue an argument knowing they have zero chance of winning.. I think I will work on an Instructable to fix stupid but as the old adage goes Ya can't fix stupid.. Drops Mic.. Exists stage.. 

    The pity amount? Lol so are you feeling sorry for the multi-vitamins? I believe the word you didn't know how to spell is like most of your comments petty

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  • 68 Ways to Reuse Old Prescription Medicine Bottles

    I never said it was alright to flush multivitamins or ANY type of prescription pills & I do indeed know what I speak of sir & if you would've taken the time to thoroughly read what I'd wrote you would see I was writing about the dangers of multivitamins being applied to land & furthermore a majority of pollutants in our waterways come from non-point pollution (Google it) & not from industries who ultimately get the blame do to the fact they are considered a point pollution.. Also just an FYI multivitamins aren't a prescription because you can buy them over the counter.. (If I am wrong don't blame me blame NCSU, the EPA & the NCDENR for they are the ones that taught the classes)

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  • 68 Ways to Reuse Old Prescription Medicine Bottles

    I seen someone respond to your response to my OP & they are correct you do not submerse it in the water.. You pour the water in the bottle & let it sit.. As I said I personally prefer it to be closer to a boil yet not hot enough to melt the bottle & let them sit.. The hairdryer does work but it's not as foolproof as the method I posted.. Work smart not hard..!Believe me this isn't my first rodeo with reusing pill bottles.. I was reusing pill bottles before reusing pill bottles was the in thing to do..!

    A majority of the pill is absorbed into the body so anything that remains doesn't have the "footprint" that an entire bottle of multivitamins would have on the environment.. This also has more to do with the soil if the wastewater and/or biosolids (two different processes) are land applied i.e. Spray irrigation or land app of biosolids aka sludge Dont quote me here because I may be just a few years off but there is enough zinc in a bottle of multivitamins to ruin an acre+ of land for I wanna say it's anywhere from twenty yrs to hundreds of yrs..! The processing of wastewater is a truly fascinating thing to see.. When I bring friends to one of my plants they are blown away by the before and after.. The effluent is as clear as a glass of water.. Wastewater gets a bad rap becaus...

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    A majority of the pill is absorbed into the body so anything that remains doesn't have the "footprint" that an entire bottle of multivitamins would have on the environment.. This also has more to do with the soil if the wastewater and/or biosolids (two different processes) are land applied i.e. Spray irrigation or land app of biosolids aka sludge Dont quote me here because I may be just a few years off but there is enough zinc in a bottle of multivitamins to ruin an acre+ of land for I wanna say it's anywhere from twenty yrs to hundreds of yrs..! The processing of wastewater is a truly fascinating thing to see.. When I bring friends to one of my plants they are blown away by the before and after.. The effluent is as clear as a glass of water.. Wastewater gets a bad rap because it's called point pollution pretty much meaning you can point at it as a source but the real fly in the ointment is called non-point pollution which means you can't point a finger at it & get an accurate reading of what's being dumped into our waterways it is the worst of the worst its runoff from agriculture, any kind of chemical based fertilizer & automobiles plus all the other junk the public usually unknowingly pours into storm drains which eventually ends up in a river somewhere & all those different nitrogens, nitrites/ nitrates, NH3, phosphorous are food for algae blooms which rob dissolved oxygen from the water & end up being the cause of most fish kills.. Sorry for the LOOOOONG response but it's something that I'd say 8 out 10 people have no clue of the damage they themselves are doing to the enviroment.. Watch a documentary called Chasing Ice FACT: when a new wastewater plant opened back in the day it was customary for the mayor to drink a wineglass full of the new plants effluent to show the town that it was safe to put in the river..

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  • Dr Frugal commented on deluges's instructable Wooden iPhone Case3 years ago
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    That's is sweeeeet! Me likey!! Me likey a lot!!

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  • 68 Ways to Reuse Old Prescription Medicine Bottles

    As for an "environmental impact" of a pill they can indeed have an effect on the environment but it's usually not a prescribed medication that'll be harmful to the enviroment it's the ones you'd think less likely to have an impact on our lands & waterways.. Multivitamins are the meds that can cause damage & should desposed of properly due to the high rates of potassium, zinc, chromium, copper & manganese among other ingredients that will have an adverse affect on the environment..I'm a land application of biosolids & wastewater operator with 15 yrs experience

    As for an "environmental impact" of a pill they can indeed have an effect on the environment but it's usually not a prescribed medication that'll be harmful to the enviroment it's the ones you'd think less likely to have an impact on our lands & waterways.. Multivitamins are the meds that can cause damage & should desposed of properly due to the high rates of potassium, zinc, chromium, copper & manganese among other ingredients that will have an adverse affect on the environment..I'm a land application of biosolids & wastewater operator with 15 yrs experience

    The easiest way to remove the label is to heat some water to near boiling then pour it into the bottle & replace the top then wait about 30 seconds then easily pull the label off..

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  • Dr Frugal commented on frenzy's instructable Astronomy Flashlight3 years ago
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    I made one the exact same way but for a different use.. I used mine as a taillight for my bicycle using conduit hangers.. Here's a link to the Instructable I did for the headlights on my bike using conduit hangers.. (Can't remember if I included the break light in one of the photos) https://www.instructables.com/id/500-Bicycle-Headlight

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