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Reuse of empty pill bottles goes viral on social media

A blog post is encouraging people to send the bottles to third world countries.

Attention is being drawn to empty pill bottles after a blog post about a project to reuse them in developing countries recently went viral, filling up Twitter and Facebook streams worldwide.

Titled, "Empty Pill Bottles Desperately Needed (Take your meds & help others!)," the post, written by a popular blogger, encourages people to finish their medications, save up their empty bottles and donate them to the Medicine Bottle for Malawi campaign.

A campaign of The Malawi Project, based in Indiana, says these bottles will help keep children safe and medicines clean in third-world countries.

"… medical pharmacies and hospital facilities in Malawi often find themselves with nothing except torn pieces of paper in which to wrap medicine for their patients. This is often seen in rural hospitals and villages where the poorest of the nation try to live and survive," according to the project's website.

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