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Reuse: finding repeated after-life uses for items that typically would go in your garbage.

Reusing is not a new concept, however, those in past generations were much more likely to reuse items than our current population – possibly due to the prosperity that we have experienced in our lifetimes.  Re-using items is where we find a great deal of creativity – from practical uses to decorative and artistic.  You can see some examples of this in the EcoArt/Trendy Trash Contest entries at the annual Earth Festival in Milford.

Reuse is also known as repurposing or upcycling, and there are a ton of wonderful ideas online for you to discover.  If you find something wonderful to share (a link, image, photo, instructions) or if you have a picture of something you have done yourself, please share it with us so we can showcase ideas from our community!

Resource Links:
Reusing Things: 100 Ideas of How to Reuse Commonly Thrown Away Items (motherearthnews.com) – Reusing things instead of throwing them away is cheaper and ecological. Joan Ranson Shortney gives us 100 ways to reuse common household items.

100 Ways to Repurpose and Reuse Broken Household Items (DIYnCrafts.com)

Reuse – Recycling Guide (UK)

50 Creative Ways to Repurpose, Reuse and Upcycle Old Things (TwistedSifter.com)