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Zoya Earth Day Polish Exchange & How to Dispose of Old Nail Polish

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Hi Everyone!

It's Earth Day 2023!

Here is your yearly Earth Day reminder to get rid of your old nail polish in an earth friendly way and get beautiful new polish from Zoya at 50% off.

First, I'll give you the details on the Zoya Polish Exchange then, I will tell you the safest way to dispose of old nail polish.

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If you haven't heard, Zoya is offering new nail polish in exchange for your old polish, any brand of old polish. They are offering 50% off brand new Zoya nail polish. It's an awesome deal!!! 
Simply fill your cart with Zoya's Big 10 Free, Breathable, Vegan Friendly Nail Polish then, enter the Earth Day code and you will receive 50% off your order! 

The code is on their site.

Zoya requests that you donate your unwanted nail polish to someone or recycle it.

Not sure about recycling nail polish? 

You can send your old polish to Zoya and they will recycle it for you. Fabulous!

Hurry! This Earth Day deal ends April 30, 2023.

Click here for Zoya Earth Day Exchange details!

Can I throw away old nail polish? 

Well, there is a right way and a wrong way to throw away nail polish.

How to Dispose of Old Nail Polish

There are special guidelines when throwing away paint to prevent contamination of soil and water sources. For instance, a can latex paint needs to be a solid, not liquid, to be thrown in the trash. 

A paint can should be left opened to allow the liquid to evaporate. The paint can is okay to put in the trash once the paint is dried to a solid.
old nail polish
We don't think about it, but nail polish is paint. Most of us just toss an old unwanted bottle of nail polish right in the trash. This creates the possibility of contamination of soil and water if the bottle is broken in a landfill.
Here is what we need to do to dispose of old nail polish:

1. Pour the polish out of the bottle on to a paper towel and let it dry.
pouring out old polish
2. Leave the top off of the polish bottle to allow the polish remnants to harden.

3. Once the polish is all dry, the paper towel and polish bottle can be tossed safely in the trash or even better, clean the polish bottle and recycle it!

How to Clean a Nail Polish Bottle for Recycling

1. Pour a little acetone or nail polish thinner in the nail polish bottle and swirl it around to remove the excess nail polish. 

2. The acetone or thinner is then poured out onto a paper towel to evaporate. Acetone and nail polish thinner should not be poured down the drain.

3. Now, wash the bottle with soapy water & rinse it. Put it in recycling or reuse the polish bottle (after it has dried) to mix up your own custom nail polish colors from the nail polish you have.

You can easily clean the nail polish brush with acetone too, so you can reuse it.

Hazardous Waste

Another option is to take old nail polish to a hazardous waste facility for disposal.
 The EPA considers nail polish hazardous waste, even the clean, healthier brands like Zoya. 

Many town, cities and counties offer hazardous waste collection certain times per year. Check with your area for details.

Getting rid of old nail polish the right way is an easy thing to do to keep our earth safer and healthier. It's totally worth the effort! 

You can find Zoya products at salons, spas, and on Amazon

       Stay Safe, Stay Healthy, and Have a Beautiful, Colorful Day! 
Licensed Cosmetologist, Esthetician, Makeup Artist

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