Reuse the Past,
Save the Future!
Reuse is the action or practice of using an item, whether for its original purpose (conventional reuse) or to fulfil a different function (creative or repurposing). Reuse – by taking, but not reprocessing, previously used items – helps save time, money, energy and resources.
There is a difference between reuse and recycling. Reuse is using the same item for a different thing whereas recycling means breaking down the used items and making something new out of it. Reuse does not consume time and energy, whereas recycling a product does.
Reuse is one of the best ways to reduce solid waste on this planet. Reuse can mean purchasing non-disposable items or passing an item along to another person for continued use. So rather than using a paper towel to clean anything in the house, use a washable rag. And instead of throwing away the toys and clothes, you can pass it to anyone who would need it. Just imagine the amount of waste we could be reducing. By doing this we are also helping many out there who do not have clothes to cover their bodies. We are helping them!
Similarly, as the technology is rapidly evolving and we face the challenge of outdated electronics at our homes or offices suck as mobile phones, computers, televisions, kitchen essentials like microwave, oven and many more. Before you throw it in the garbage, consider donating it to schools, charity, library etc. These items may not be of any use to you but it can be everything for others.
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Let us discuss the ways we can reduce trash and litter.
List of Ways We Can Reduce Trash and Litter:
Following a few of the regulations, we can control the amount of waste and litter we generate.
Reduce Your Packaging Purchases:
Buying in bulk is always an advantage as it costs you less. But sometimes instead of buying it, you can also provide the packaging by yourself. The plastic or cartons in which you got your products, can be reused and be given back to customers by decorating it in a fancy way. This way, the customer does not have to pay for the packaging, and you are directly saving the environment from being polluted.
Reuse to Extend Service Life:
Sometimes a repurposed item can remove the need to buy a dedicated item; for instance, milk or juice jugs could serve as watering cans. Plastic grocery bags can replace dedicated trash can liners. Glass jars with metal screw-top lids make excellent dry food storage containers, with the advantage of being resistant to insects and rodents, unlike original paper packaging. This way, we can extend the service life of the product.
Manage Your Waste Stream:
If you have the opportunity to recycle materials such as metal, glass and plastic, you can divert these from the waste stream going to a landfill. Some metals and electronics have an attractive scrap value that you can cash in on. You can compost yard waste and some foods that won’t attract scavenging animals. When you do throw something away, secure it in repurposed bags.
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Who doesn’t want to save money or tell me is saving money a bad thing? Reusing helps you save money. Instead of buying new boxes, containers or any item to store things, you could reuse and save money.
If you got some item from the market in a carton, instead of throwing it away store it in the godown and use it later when the need be. This way, you aren’t just saving money but also helping the environment.
Another advantage of reusing items is that it reduces the amount of material sent to the landfill. Landfills are filling up at a rapid rate, necessitating more landfill creation. So every time you reuse some item, you are not sending any item to the landfill.
Reusing items reduces the number of those items that suppliers need to make. Items such as wood pallets and unrecycled paper products cause the harvesting of more trees. Other items, such as plastic wrap or plastic drink bottles, use crude oil as raw materials. Instead of throwing out those plastic forks and spoons, wash them and use them again to save more oil. Paperclips can be used many times before throwing them out, thus reducing metal mining.
Moving new packaging materials around requires the use of fuel. Large trucks burn fuel moving the raw materials to the plant and then deliver the finished products to your local store. Not only transportation burns fossil fuels. Manufacturing processes also require energy, which is often provided through coal or natural gas. Even though a single item may not save much gasoline, a lifetime habit of reuse will add up, especially as more people develop a habit of reusing items.
Reuse items because the environment needs it.
Your one move can make this world a better place.