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Bamboo brushes

Remove the bristles from your bamboo brushes before you dispose of the brush - the bamboo can be composted but the bristles cannot! Better yet, clean the bamboo with ethanol and use it as a mixer in situations where you can't use metals. You can even cut off the whole head of the brush and use it to clean flasks!

Source: Bianca Gonçalves (photos)

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