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Super Scooper: GSI Outdoors Cathole Trowel

This trowel is made from pounds of abandoned polycarbonate water bottles and accessories.

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From the semi-brilliant files: What does a company do when it’s sitting on 100,000 pounds of polycarbonate water bottles and accessories that no one will buy because they contain BPA? GSI Outdoors, faced with just that problem, found a better solution than hauling it all to the dump.

The company partnered with Leave No Trace (lnt.org) and will grind up the plastic and remold it into the new Cathole Trowel–complete with LNT guidelines (on the handle) outlining the proper way to poop in the woods. One percent of the sales will benefit LNT programs. $5; 3 oz.; gsioutdoors.com