Don't Toss Your Eclipse Glasses - Give Them a Second Life Instead

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That's because some glasses may be good for about three years, and that's if you don't throw them in to the junk drawer where they could be subject to scratches, rendering them risky to wear during the next eclipse, Staten Island Live reported.

There are several options!

Instead of pitching the protective lenses, though, you can donate them to Astronomers Without Borders, a nonprofit that brings people together through astronomy.

Those dark solar filters aren't good for much except viewing another eclipse, but that doesn't mean you should toss them.

That's why a charity called Astronomers Without Borders want you to donate your glasses to children less fortunate, so that they'll be able to have the same fantastic experience that you did.

There's also another total solar eclipse even before 2024. The lenses may be able to be recycled with camera film, so Earth 911 suggests contacting a local camera shop.




Or, you can recycle them - at least the cardboard.

Of course, many people may have had such a life-changing experience during the eclipse that they want to re-create it as soon as possible.

They are committed to providing astronomy-related education and equipment for developing countries and they hope to build a stockpile of the glasses through recycling.

Those eclipse glasses were such a prized commodity heading into Monday. According to NASA, they are fine to use indefinitely as long as they're in good condition and meet the current ISO 12312-2 standard.

There actually are several ways you can put these glasses to better use than simply tossing them in the trash. Neither does the plastic frame of sturdier glasses.

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