The reuse economy or reuse sector

Green (Living) Review

by Michael Smith (Veshengro) New York City Department of Sanitation Commissioner Kathryn Garcia thinks, as does the department, that the reuse sector, both the nonprofit and the for-profit sector, are key to moving forward with regards to a New York City's “zero-waste” drive.

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Reuse

Green (Living) Review

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.

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Reusing silica gel packets

Green (Living) Review

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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Reusing and upcycling tin cans

Green (Living) Review

by Michael Smith (Veshengro) Many food products and produce still come in tin cans of various sizes and while they, the tins, are – mostly – completely recyclables, as they are – predominately – steel, they also lend themselves extremely well for reuse and for upcycling.

Glass jar reuse

Green (Living) Review

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 ideas for plastic frozen food bags

Green (Living) Review

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.

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Reusing plastic utensils in the garden

Green (Living) Review

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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Jellied Eel Tub Reuse

Green (Living) Review

Yes, it is plastic but it is total reuse. This must be one of the best reuse “projects” I have ever undertaken considering the time this tub has now been living and it will go on living and doing its duty, so at least I hope, for many, many more years to come.

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Reuse in the garden

Green (Living) Review

by Michael Smith (Veshengro) I know, we have, basically, been here the other day but nevertheless there are other things aside from the gallon buckets and such that can find a reuse in the garden. Those are just a few thoughts and ideas about reuse in the garden.

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Bag It Up + Reuse

Green (Living) Review

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?

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From plastic lotion bottle to tool holster (Reuse Recipe)

Green (Living) Review

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Reuse and children

Green (Living) Review

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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Scythe sharpening stone carrier – Reuse Recipe

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Absolut Vodka Salt Shaker – Reuse Recipe

Green (Living) Review

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

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Finding the Use in ReUse

Green (Living) Review

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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The politics of recycling vs reusing

Green (Living) Review

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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Reuse and Upcycling of Plastic Packaging

Green (Living) Review

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

Green (Living) Review

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 and Reduce

Green Home Blog

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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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.”

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Reusing bread bags

Green Living Tips

Pick up some tips on reusing bread bags and add your own 1 loaf of bread a day can mean 365 bread bags a year. For many of us, it's more environmentally unfriendly garbage that is hard to avoid, but bread bags are quite handy and can take the place of other products that you might buy.

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Reuse vs recycle

Green Living Tips

The recycling movement has gathered plenty of steam in recent years which is wonderful, but is the recycling wave encouraging many of us to consume more instead of reusing

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Why reuse a cup?

Green (Living) Review

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.

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

Green (Living) Review

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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Reuse before composting

Green (Living) Review

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?

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25 Ways to Reuse an Old Yoga Mat.

Elephant Journal

Featured Events Green Health & Wellness Yoga creativity jade yoga old yoga mat recycling reuseBuying a brand new nontoxic yoga mat is a good idea. But it leaves us with the dilema of finding a creative way to keep our old yoga mat out of the landfill.

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Let he who has not reused material cast the first stone

Environmental Economics

Nevertheless, from Retraction Watch: A former Harvard economist and co-founder of a massive repository of free papers in social sciences has been accused of reusing similar material over multiple papers. Read the rest here:  Famous Harvard economist reused parts of 2002 paper multiple times, says journal

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Reducing, Recycling and Reusing Can Be Fun

Living Green & Saving Energy

that can be challenge to reuse or [.]. recycling reduce waste reuse recycle recycling car parts save money I write a lot about ways to live green and save money. But somewhere it can also be fun. One item that can generate a lot waste is an automobile. Old cars contain a lot of metal, plastic, and rubber (sometimes leather if you have high end car!)

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Choosing to Reuse

Green Home Blog

Choosing to Reuse. One of the better “green” books to come on the market is Choose to Reuse by Nikki & David Goldbeck. A little dated, since it was first published in 1995, the content remains useful largely because the book’s central premise is that reusing is better than recycling. As the Goldbecks explain it, reusing is any activity that lengthens the life of an item. The first, and one of the most obvious, is reusing bathroom towels.

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The ReUse People of America Launches National 2012 ReUse Contest

Green (Living) Review

California-based non-profit expands its “deconstruct and reuse” in first national contest, showcasing innovative projects built predominantly from used materials normally sent to landfills OAKLAND, CA, May 2012 : The ReUse People of America, Inc.

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Recycling And Reusing Greeting Cards

Green Living Tips

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.

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Bring back the reuse mindset of our ancestors

Green (Living) Review

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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Should You Reuse Plastic Water Bottles?

Green Furniture Home Design

Many people spend a lot of money on plastic water bottles each year, so it’s only natural for those of us who do to want to reuse them. But is reusing plastic water bottles good for our health? One of the main concerns when reusing a plastic water bottle is the build-up of bacteria on the bottle. Another concern many have in regard to reusing plastic water bottles is how the bottle’s chemicals will react to elements such as heat and cold.

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Reuse & Upcycling instead of Recycling.

Green (Living) Review

and not just in the home and on the homestead by Michael Smith (Veshengro) Reuse and upcycling can be found in the home and on the homestead* now more and more again as people finally realize again that throwing tin cans and glass jars and such into the recycling bin may mean throwing useful resources away. Building materials, such as bricks, have been salvaged and reused for centuries and in some cases building lumber has also been recycled by reusing it.

Reduce, Reuse, Recycle Match

Green (Living) Review

It's a fabulous concept and ultimately aims to get people reusing, trading, re-purposing and repairing before purchasing something new, or sending it to landfill. by Michael Smith (Veshengro) Recycle Match is one of those ideas that should have existed ages ago. Recycle Match is a web-based service that let's companies who have an excess of of no longer used or needed materials, sell them away to people or organizations who can make good use of the waste.

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Use and reuse what you have got

Green (Living) Review

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.

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Don’t Throw That Out! Reduce, Reuse, Repair!

Living Green & Saving Energy

how to go green recycling reduce waste reuse saving money recycle reduce repair three Rs Americans produce around 250 million tons of trash a year, according to the Environmental Protection Agency. But between the state of the economy and the growing awareness of the environmental costs of our consumer culture, more and more people are thinking twice before tossing that busted lawn mower or lamp into the garbage. There’s a [.].

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Microsoft-iFixit scheme offers free training for fledgling repair and reuse firms

Green (Living) Review

Microsoft has entered into a partnership with iFixit, the online repair manual site, to boost the reuse market for smartphones, tablets and laptops. green living iFixit repair reuse

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Reuse Your Tea Bags!

Environmental News Network

Kelly Vaghenas for Green Prophet reports on 13 surprising green ways to reuse tea bags. To read the other seven ways to reuse tea bags, see Green Prophet.

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Think reuse and repurpose always first

Green (Living) Review

But reuse is before recycle on the list and we must think reuse and, as said, and thus really we might need a fourth “R”, repurpose before recycle, if reuse is not a possible option. Our ancestors, our great-grandparents and our grandparents, in many cases even our parents, were masters in reusing and repurposing and the majority of them looked at each and every item of waste – often – several times before ever tossing it out.

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