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What does reuse mean?


Reuse means use things again. 

If you can't reduce, then try to reuse.

Lots of things can be reused.

If you can't reuse them yourself try to find
someone else who can.

We understand that not everything can be used again, but

majority of materials  can be reused.


Top Tips


Here are some things you can do:

  • Instead of buying things that are new, buy things
    that are second hand from a charity shop, car boot
    sale or jumble sale. As well as helping your environment
    you will save a lot of money.
  • When you've finished reading a book, give it to your friends to read, or give it to the charity shop.
  • Decorate glass or plastic containers and reuse them for storing things. It will help to keep you organised.
  • Reuse yoghurt pots or the bottom half of plastic bottles as plant pots.
  • Reuse envelopes by sticking a label over the old address. This will save money as well as reducing the number of envelopes that are thrown away.
  • Plastic carrier bags can be reused several times as shopping bags and can also be used as bin liners.
  • When you grow out of your old bike, give it to a friend or family member who would like it or alternatively sell it to someone else who can make use of it.
  • Suggest that your parents buy milk in glass bottles from your milkman, which can be returned for reuse. This reduces the number of plastic or cardboard milk containers that might otherwise be thrown away.