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Reuse & Repurpose

It's very tempting to throw things away or even drop them in a recycling bin when we are done with them. Is there a better way?

Share your ideas for extending the “lives” of the items that we buy and use, and their packaging as well!




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Reuse & Repurpose

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Jaewon   Today 09:22:35 (Last post: Today 11:56:14)
fast fashion stuff

one thing that would be better to stop is fast fashion company's like shien or romwe, its just cheap clothing that doesn't last and I see people who buy a ton of it when they can afford better things. basically fast fashion doesn't do anything good and just lets people feel like cloths are comply worthless since they can always get more. idk I saw a yt video on this and though it was kinda related.

MMP   Today 11:56:14

I agree, like you said the clothes don´t last as long and therefor they can´t be reused and donated when you outgrow them. Also, people tend to buy these clothes because they are cheap but when you buy so much of them you might as well buy something more expensive that would last you much longer and donate it later on.

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Rzberry   Today 09:18:04
Reuse and Repurpose

One way to reuse and repurpose is donating your clothes to a store or giving them to someone you know could use them. Reusing glass and plastic containers is another easy way to reuse instead of throwing away.

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kiweBOD   2021-05-07 13:06:17 (Last post: 2021-05-07 13:43:38)
Reusing instead of throwing away

There are lots of better and different ways to use things that we would normally be throwing away in the trash. But the question is, what can they become? When they are recycled they can make new bottles and containers, plastic lumber, picnic tables, lawn furniture, playground equipment, recycling bins, and more. We use plastic bags to carry home groceries. They keep our bread and other food fresh. There are also lots of other places to put food waste like; Buy less food. ...
Take “Use By” dates with a grain of salt. ...
Get creative with leftovers. ...
Regrow produce. ...
Grow scraps into foliage house plants. ...
Compost. ...
Save scraps for neighborhood chickens. ...
Disposal.

sastBOD   2021-05-07 13:43:38

I agree that there are so many ways to reuse things we would normally throw away! First of all, I think it's really important to be mindful of what your buying before you purchase it so you can decide if it's something that will last a while and get a lot of use. Choosing things that are made to be reusable from the start is a really good option, but we should also come up with solutions and ideas for creating new uses for things that are made to be thrown away and end up contributing to pollution.
- In terms of clothing, I like to make sure that I donate it to second-hand stores
- Similarly to what you said, I also reuse bags, whether that means reusing plastic bags like the ones they give you at stores and purchasing reusable bags made from things besides plastic and paper
- Grow some of your own food (For example my family grows lemons and some herbs in our backyard)
- Save food containers and jars that can be reused instead of thrown away
- Save food scraps to create compost in the soil

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isclBOD   2021-05-06 14:37:57
Reuse and Repurpose

Reusing and Repurposing are two things we can do to reduce our carbon footprints. An example of how we can reuse would be to bring your reusable water bottle to school rather than bringing a plastic one. Instead of buying a paper or plastic bag at the grocery store, we can bring our own tupperware or reusable wax paper bags. Donating your old clothes or buying someone else's clothes from a thrift store is another way we can reuse. You can repurpose your old clothes or even change up some of the new clothes that you thrift. Some bigger things you can do to help be more sustainable is driving an electric car, or encouraging people to use solar, sustainable energy. Also just shopping at stores that have organic food or support environmental programs. All of these are examples of simple things we can do to decrease our carbon footprint and help the Earth.

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soflBOD   2021-05-05 09:34:39
Reusing and Repurposing

Reusing and Repurposing are two things we can do to reduce our carbon footprints. An example of how we can reuse would be to bring your reusable water bottle to school rather than bringing a plastic one. Instead of buying a paper or plastic bag at the grocery store, we can bring our own reusable bag. Donating your old clothes or buying someone else's clothes from a thrift store is another way we can reuse. You can repurpose your old clothes or even change up some of the new clothes that you thrift. All of these are examples of ways we can reuse and repurpose things to prevent more waste in our environment.

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olwaBOD   2021-05-03 20:38:39
Reuse and Repurpose

I think that repurposing or reusing things can help reduce pollution and people's carbon footprint. For example, going thrifting or donating to thrift stores can help because it helps reduce mass production of clothing which is bad for the environment. I thrift and it isn't actually bad there is actually a lot of clothing to choose from. As well as repurposing other things and reusing things to create new things with new purposes instead of throwing it all into the dump which is bad for the environment for many reasons. Such as the trash ending up into the ocean and the burning of the trash put carbon dioxide into the atmosphere.

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SaprBOD   2021-05-03 20:10:59
Reuse & Repurpose, Bioplastic and other alternatives.

Reusing and repurposing materials, is key to having a low carbon footprint and a healthy environment. One discovery that I made this year was bioplastics. Bioplastics are plastic materials produced from renewable sources, such as vegetable fats and oils, corn starch, woodchips, sawdust and recycled food waste. Bioplastic can easily be made with water, cornstarch, glycerin and vinegar. What is so amazing about bioplastic is that it degrades very fast and if an animal consumes it, it will not harm them. There are also other ways to live a sustainable lifestyle. For example instead of throwing out old clothes you can use the fabric to make something new or donate it. Using glass instead of plastic is also good for the environment. For my lunch I have reusable containers made of metal and glass instead of plastic ones. I also reuse glass bottles to keep plants in or reuse as something else.



https://www.plasticsindustry.org/supply … ioplastics
https://www.nationalgeographic.com/envi … an-plastic

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JufeBOD   2021-05-03 19:59:48
Reuse and Repurpose

One way to reduce carbon emissions is to recycle nonrenewable resources. When people don't recycle used materials, new virgin materials have to be extracted, requiring energy consumption. Energy consumption leads to the release of greenhouse gasses, including carbon, into the atmosphere where they create a rise in global temperatures. But, recycling is a simple yet effective step to prevent carbon emissions. For example, according to stopwaste.org, recycling paper reduces 4.3 tons of carbon dioxide from the amount of materials and energy put into producing 1 ton of office paper. Overall, recycling materials reduces greenhouse gas emissions, improving the health of the planet.
https://www.stopwaste.org/at-work/reduc … protection

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likiBOD   2021-05-03 09:39:58 (Last post: 2021-05-03 12:46:56)
Reusing and Repurposing

One of the main behaviors that most contribute to a high carbon footprint and high CO₂ emissions is the process of buying new and throwing away after one use. The World Bank writes that the world generates 2.01 billion tonnes of municipal solid waste annually. That means an average human generates about 0.74 kilograms of waste worldwide. One way to decrease this number is by reducing one's consumption of newly bought items. For example, reusing clothes from family members, friends, or even thrift stores can help. If something doesn't fit or is old, one can repurpose the item to make it more likable instead of buying new ones and throwing them away. Oberlo states that global e-retail sales are going to grow to up to $4.8 trillion by 2021. To conclude, reusing and repurposing doesn't only help the earth become a cleaner place, but also helps one become a better person by contributing to help the environment.

https://datatopics.worldbank.org/what-a … ement.html
https://www.oberlo.com/blog/online-shopping-statistics

dahaBOD   2021-05-03 12:46:56

I never thought about repurposing things, but this is something small that we can all do to contribute to a better Earth. I wonder what happens to the items that we just throw away? In order to help lower the carbon dioxide emissions there should be a way that the waste managment can even reuse instead of just putting the items to waste.

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leakBOD   2021-05-03 11:09:56
Reuse and Repurpose

Reusing and repurposing is key to keeping a healthy environment. Reusing is preferable because it saves the energy required to dismantle and re-manufacture products. It also significantly reduces waste and pollution by reducing the need for raw materials, thereby saving both forests and water supplies. When reusing and repurposing, you can eliminate the possibility of toxic chemicals being realized into the atmosphere when being thrown away in land fills etc. An example of when I have properly reused something, is when I have old clothing, instead of throwing it away, I try to give it away to younger family members or thrift stores. Thrifting is a great way to reuse and repurpose. According to studies, the average American discards 81 pounds of clothing each year. Add it all up, and it's possible that 26 billion pounds of textiles end up in landfills across the United States. Thrifting aids in the reduction of textile waste because the clothing is recycled by allowing someone else to purchase it.

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soseBOD   2021-05-01 13:53:10
Reusing and Repurposing

Two ways of reducing your carbon footprint could be reusing and repurposing. For example, instead of throwing away old clothes, you could donate or give them to others so they could reuse it and avoid less waste; Or, you could repurpose those clothes to your liking. Another way is to use reusable containers or water bottles so you don't have to keep throwing away plastic items. In 2018, plastics generation was 35.7 million tons in the United States, but if we continue to reuse and repurpose, there would be fewer waste and a better environment. Lastly, you should be creative with reusing and repurposing- take something old or trashy and make it into something useful.

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cofeBOD   2021-04-30 11:47:02
Reusing and Repurposing

For things such as clothing, shoes, and other everyday necessities you can Repurpose. For me, this has been using old clothes from those who have gone to my school before me. For others, this could entail thrifting your clothes or trying to repurpose old clothes into new styles. Everyone is different in the way that they dress, so thrifting may grant you access to this wide variety of options. There are many others ways to Reuse and Repurpose, like composting old food. This can be done through the way of building a compost bin. Seeing as the US averages only a 34.7 percent composting rate, this is an easy fix to get rid of all your compostable materials. What other ways can we Reuse and Repurpose in this day and age?


https://www.waste360.com/composting/epa … n-stagnant

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