“One man’s trash is another man’s treasure”? Reusing is an important part to rethinking our waste. Reusing is nothing new, in fact humans have reused and re-purposed things for many, many years. Think about whether the materials you throw away can be used again, either by yourself or by someone else.

Reusing can also be a part of daily life. For instance, using a reusable coffee mug instead of a paper cup each day can save hundreds of pounds of paper from going to the landfill. Consider this – if just 100 people stopped using paper cups every day and carried reusable cups or mugs, collectively they would save 50,000 disposable cups a year – consider the resources saved.

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