Before you toss out used mascara wands, think about donating them. Really! (It's recycling for a pretty cute reason.)

The Appalachian Wildlife Refuge has launched Wands for Wildlife, where they use the cleaned mascara wands to remove larva and eggs from tiny critters and it's the most adorable thing we've seen all day.

Allegory in Fort Collins, a salon which only uses cruelty-free, animal-friendly products, is collecting wand donations. Learn more about Allegory Salon donations here.