Reusing Wiper Fluid Jugs for Drinking Water?
Can anyone come up with a good reason why a well-washed and well-rinsed 1-gallon HDPE windshield wiper fluid jug shouldn't be used for drinking water? Yes, I know the wiper fluid contains methyl alcohol which is poisonous and would blind or kill you if you drank it straight up. But methyl alcohol is also highly water soluble and should be sufficiently removed with a good washing and letting jugs sit overnight full of water.
These jugs are sturdy, have a top that won't come off easily, and seem like a good option except for the fact they've held wiper fluid in them. It always feels like such a waste when I put these in the recycle bin...
Any input appreciated,
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