Reusing involves the use of a product more than once without altering its form, whether for the same or for a different purpose.
The goal of reuse is to keep using items as long as they have a function or value. Municipalities can support reuse by linking those who have items with those who want them through events, standalone facilities, or dedicated areas of recycle depots or landfill centers.
The benefits of reuse include:
- Saves landfill space
- Saves resources and energy from being used to make new products
- Supports local charities and economy, which keeps resources in our communities
- Reused items are more affordable than new items and often unique