Reuse Reduce Recycle
WE OFTEN THINK ABOUT WHAT WE CAN RECYCLE BUT BEFORE THAT STEP WE CAN START THINKING ABOUT WHAT WE CAN REUSE INSTEAD.
Reuse is the action or practice of using an item, whether for its original purpose or to fulfil a different function. It should be distinguished from recycling, which is the breaking down of used items to make raw materials for the manufacture of new products.
If you saw in our latest reel on instagram one great way to reuse in your home is to turn stained tops or old pyjamas into cleaning cloths. Perfect to clean a window or table, and to when you're then finally done with them you can recycle them.
One great way to reuse is to refill. If you're buying pasta, rice, lentils etc. it is perfect to have your own jar (perhaps a reused one) and go to refill all you need. This way you are keeping down the items that you need to recycle.
Another great way to reuse is to see how you can use your old items instead of recycling them. Turning old jam jars into candles or mini plant pots. This is great fun and means you can reuse what you have instead of buying more.