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!
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.