Uncollecting: What to do with old leaded crystal
There seems to be a surfeit of leaded crystal out there. I have some glasses and don't know what to do with them.
Can someone help me to make a decision about what to do with the box of crystal glasses sitting by my front door?
I can't bring myself to use them anymore because of the lead content (though we do still seem to have our faculties).
Giving them away seems unethical in case someone else uses them. Throwing them away seems insane. Keeping them is a bit burdensome, even for a keeper like me, since crystal isn't really our taste and I'm not swimming in space, and selling them unlikely as they are a bit cloudy, SOMEONE having put them in the dishwasher, plus the ethics thing. Is anyone doing anything with leaded crystal besides using it to collect dust? I can't even think of a way to make garden ornaments out of them!
I have some crystal bowls and vases and can be rational about them, but the glasses have me stumped. Can the leaded glass even be recycled? If so, I suppose I could just put them in the blue box.