Reuse and Reduce

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Reuse and Reduce! So much of what we throw away doesn’t need to end up in the trash: food waste can be composted, materials like plastics and metals can be recycled, and many products like clothes and appliances can be reused. 5 Easy Ways to Reuse Every Day.

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Reusing silica gel packets

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While they are not edible – please don't try – they can be reused in several ways. The majority just toss those packets out but there are many ways in which we can actually reuse them. I tend to keep them, whatever the size, for future reuse.

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by Michael Smith (Veshengro) Before we even as much as consider recycling an item we should look to see if we can reuse it Reusing uses far less energy – more often than not zero energy – than does recycling and it can save money too, our own money! Many items can be reused – from carrier bags and clothes, through to books and furniture. jars and bottles can be reused to store homemade jams and pickles.

Reusing plastic utensils in the garden

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Reusing plastic utensils (flatware) in the garden (and elsewhere) by Michael Smith (Veshengro) Don't toss those plastic knives, forks and spoons. However, if you have to use plastic utensils there are ways that you can reuse them instead of just tossing them out after eating one meal.

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Glass jar reuse

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Front row: wine/drinking glass, whisky glass The reuse potential, as well as that for repurposing and upcycling, of glass jars is, to some extent, only limited by your imagination. Or, when suggesting reusing jars as drinking vessels: “But what about the thread?”

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Reuse Economy

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by Michael Smith (Veshengro) This is not about reusing the economy but about an economy of reuse rather. Reusing what we have and this reuse can, does and will take many different forms. In the main the reuse economy will operate at home and in the community and it is about what it says on the tin; reusing. There are different kinds of reuse that form part of the reuse economy. That is the first part of the reuse economy.

Scythe sharpening stone carrier – Reuse Recipe

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Reuse: The stepchild of waste management (in our homes)

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by Michael Smith (Veshengro) For some peculiar reason, despite the fact that the 3Rs of waste management are “reduce, reuse, recycle” most people and even governments only seem to understand them as being “recycle, recycle, recycle” and reuse is, literally, being ignored like a poor stepchild or orphan. They are reused or, if one wants, repurposed; not recycled. A resource for reuse and upcycling. So, let's get reuse out of the orphanage and give it a loving home.

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Finding the Use in ReUse

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by Michael Smith (Veshengro) Our ancestors were very adept in finding the use in reuse, so to speak, and it came rather natural to them, and this includes especially items of waste. I look for a possible reuse in everything that I come across and not just waste that I encounter in the home.

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Reuse and children

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by Michael Smith (Veshengro) No, we are not going to reuse children. Most children are better, it seems, in the reuse department than many adults to day are. Children seem to see the reuse potential of an object of waste where many an adult seems to struggle.

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The politics of recycling vs reusing

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by Michael Smith (Veshengro) The politics of recycling vs reusing and the deliberate confusing of the two On the left of the picture you see what recycling of glass looks like. On the right, now that is reuse. Reuse does not require new materials.

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Israeli Reuse Conference Claims that Big Opportunities Come in.

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The concept of reuse is not new to Israel. But the idea of reuse as a business opportunity? In their own words: “big opportunities come in reused packages&#. For more information about the speakers and the conference, visit the Reuse Conference website.

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Recycling And Reusing Greeting Cards

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of them with your household waste, but they can also be reused Do you have a stash of greeting cards - Xmas, birthday, or whatever occasion - that you really don't want to keep any more? The recycling bin is certainly a greener option. than disposing.

Reuse and Upcycling of Plastic Packaging

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by Michael Smith (Veshengro) As much as we may wish to avoid plastic (in our lives) the fact remains – at least for the foreseeable future – that it is with us, especially as far as packaging containers are concerned, and thus reuse and upcycling of those is better than any other solution. Thus the greener option by far is reuse and recycling before we even as much as think of the recycling bin and tossing those things into it. plastic packaging reuse upcycling

Eco-friendly storage in the home by reuse and repurposing

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It doesn’t matter whether you need extra space in the bathroom, or you need a way to organize pan lids in the kitchen, there are lots of clever and unique ways to reuse everyday household items you already have, and items of “waste”, to create fantastic new storage solutions.

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Reuse before composting

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Instead of composting fruits and vegetables immediately, there are ways that you can give them a final reuse before tossing them to be turned into great garden soil. Reuse is also most beneficial in other quarters and not just as regards to compostable household waste. reuse composting upcyclingBy Michael Smith (Veshengro) Do you know your bin is full of reusable refuse?

13 Surprising Green Ways to Reuse Tea Bags

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As an avid tea drinker, I was intrigued when I stumbled upon a variety of sources that promoted the eco-friendly use of tea bags , outside the teacup. Arthur W. Pinero, an Englishman, of course, said, “Where there’s tea, there’s hope.” ” That’s definitely true.

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Bring back the reuse mindset of our ancestors

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by Michael Smith (Veshengro) How can we bring back the reuse mindset of our ancestors, our grandparents and their parents? No one, almost, ever mentions reuse though despite the fact that reuse is much more important.

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Bag It Up + Reuse

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As part of our Bag It Up + Reuse! How it works After the government introduced the 5p plastic bag charge for large shops and supermarkets, we wanted find a way to help customers of smaller shops reuse their bags. Why is bag reuse important?

Use and reuse what you have got

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Then came the 1980s and the 1990s and we, well not all of us but most, tossed out all the “old” and more sustainable ways of use and reuse and began to buy new every year or so, and that on most levels. I do not think that we have improved and advanced at all in our so-called modern ways over those of our parents and grandparents; at least not in the sustainability department as far as using what we have got, reusing and repairing, until such a time that it really no longer can be fixed.

Reuse Week

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by Michael Smith (Veshengro) A National Reuse Week or an International Reuse Week is what we need. However, the focus is far too much on recycling and the mantra has become recycle, recycle more and then recycle more still, without considering the reuse option even.

Kuwait’s Environment REUSE 5.0 Exposition Calls for Applications

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REUSE exposition will showcase green companies, retailers, galleries, restaurants, social initiatives, and people. Re-users of all ways, shapes, and forms are now welcome to apply for exhibition space at REUSE 5.0, REUSE 5.0 To apply to participate in REUSE 5.0,

10 Simple Ways to Reuse That Gift Wrap this Holiday!

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I don’t know about you but I find much of the traditional gift wrap sold in stores to be – how to say this – tacky. But what’s even tackier is all of the waste that’s created from people opening up a gift, crumbling the paper into a ball and then tossing it in the trash.

Reuse a T-shirt by mending it

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by Michael Smith (Veshengro) Get a hole in your T-Shirt? Use a piece of another T-Shirt to patch it up. All too often we throw clothes that have but a small hole in them away. This did not happen in years gone buy where patching was the order of the day and done in such a way that it was a fashion statement often.

Starve your trash can and recycling bin; Reuse more

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by Michael Smith (Veshengro) The more you reuse the less goes into the waste stream which, more often than not, means into the landfill, or has to be broken up in the so-called recycling process to make new products. Reuse and upcycling is really the only way to go and there is much that first of all does not have to be tossed and secondly there is much of so-called waste that can, with a little imagination, be reused and repurposed and upcycled.

Reuse newspaper as mulch for your garden

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By Michael Smith (Veshengro) Newspaper is good for use as a mulch to keep weeds from growing in the garden and in raised beds and such like for the growing of vegetables it is a god-sent. But many people are concerned that the ink may not be the best thing. Newspaper ink has changed a lot over the years. There was a time when the ink used was petroleum-based and that stuff was the norm. It contained lead, cadmium and other heavy metals that certainly are not very welcome in the garden.

A Shining Arc in Israel is Made Entirely Out of Reused Soup Cans

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We are big fans of reusing perfectly good materials like waste glass, which can be turned into beautiful glasses , and this incredible pavilion in Bat Yam, Israel is a shining example of just how creative it is possible to get.

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Plastic frozen food bags as hanging basket liner

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by Michael Smith (Veshengro) I am one of those people who take reuse and all what is related to that to another dimension at times, as regular readers will know, and I do, yes, tend to keep those bags from frozen food.

10 Painlessly Simple Things We Can Do to Save Our Planet.

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Reuse – the most important “R” of Waste Management

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by Michael Smith (Veshengro) Reuse , including repair and upcycling, must come directly after “reduce” in the “Rs” of waste management and well before any thought of recycle. No one mentions reuse to us directly although it is in the 3 Rs that are always quoted and stands on second place. Nevertheless reuse is hardly ever mentioned and brought into the equation. Thus is, therefore, possibly one of the reasons why recycling is being promoted well above reuse.

Can Silk Flowers be Reused?

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Instead of keeping them contained in a craft case or throwing the extras away, you can reuse them. Craft stores can be addicting, because there are so many cute decorations to buy so sometimes you come out of the store with too much.

Nick Gentry’s Floppy Art: Recycling and reuse of electronic waste at the forefront

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His ingenious works showcase the growing amounts of e-waste, and how if we do not reuse and recycle stuff, there might be mountains of trash to deal with in the decades to come.

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Absolut Vodka Salt Shaker – Reuse Recipe

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Reuse/Upcycling Recipe by Michael Smith (Veshengro) Salt (and pepper) shakers made by upcycling Absolut Vodka bottles of this kind can, in fact, be bought at some outlets online and elsewhere. green living green living tips reuse upcycling

5 Fun Ways To Plastic Cards into Functional Items

Living Green & Saving Energy

5 Fun Ways To Plastic Cards into Functional Items, reuse plastic cards in creative ways. green living recycling reduce waste reuse green living ideas recycle reuse plastic gift cards

5 Fun Ways To Plastic Cards into Functional Items

Living Green & Saving Energy

5 Fun Ways To Plastic Cards into Functional Items, reuse plastic cards in creative ways. green living recycling reduce waste reuse green living ideas recycle reuse plastic gift cards

Some eco-friendly actions you can take to protect the Planet

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Get busy reusing, repurposing, upcycling and finally recycling : The more you you do that, the less will end up in dumps and landfills. First think reuse, then repurpose, then possibly upcycling, and that well before you ever toss it into that bin or those bins.

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Reduce, Reuse, Recycle… and Refuse!

Living Green & Saving Energy

green living how to go green saving energy saving money saving water sustainability 3Rs recycle reduce reuse The concepts of green products and being eco-friendly and eco-conscious have been popularized, and are used successfully in marketing “green” products. But the next step is more responsible eco-consumerism, as Jacquie Ottman examines in her book “The New Rules of Green Marketing: Strategies, Tools and Inspiration for Sustainable Branding.”

Kuwaiti Musician Zahed Sultan Launches Eco-Electronica Track “Reuse Me”

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But here is the most exciting and inspiring about the artist and social entrepreneur: his latest track Reuse Me is designed to draw awareness to environmental issues! Reuse me is a scratchy track that obliquely emphasizes the need to reuse materials instead of trashing them unthinkingly. Visit Zahed Sultan’s YouTube page to listen to both original tracks and remixes, and sign up for his newsletter in order to get a free download of his Reuse Me wallpaper. :: En.v

4 Radical Ways to Heal Ourselves & our Planet.

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Why reuse a cup?

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by Michael Smith (Veshengro) Many people think that carrying and using a reusable coffee mug or cup won't matter. But the truth is rather staggering for it does.