So, we all know that if your carry-on has a liquid in excess of the prescribed size amounts (typically 3 oz), you can't take it on board.
Presumably, these things are destroyed, but I wonder, are there any charities who reuse these liquids for shelters and others who need them? Abused women's shelter, in particular, are often seeking cosmetics and the like - and I can imagine that many of the other liquids could be safely repurposed, not to mention the knives, lighters, and scissors.
Is there be a procedure whereby a charity could request to use these items? Who would one contact to find out - the local airport or some central office in DC?