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Discussions Discussion Reuse & repurpose
Naomi C - Sweden, Oct. 16, 2012

alright so maybe some of these are a little.. unrealistic. But I thought a lot of them were quite creative (and not to mention that reusing/repurposing different objects around the household is so much better for the environment than just throwing them away!)

http://twistedsifter.com/2012/06/creative-ways-to-repurpose-reuse-and-upcycle-old-things/
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  • germain lignier germain lignier Oct. 23, 2012
    good ideas ! it's funny !
  • Christina F-USA Christina F-USA Nov. 7, 2012
    That is so smart! My friend has one of those pick makers. They're actually really fun to make. The only problem is that after you use them for a while they start to peel away. But overall those are amazing. I really want to try the paper clip idea (because I always have to crawl under the table to get the cord and it wastes so much time).
  • Lindsey M-USA Lindsey M-USA Nov. 11, 2012
    This is so cool, I never even thought of using some of those things for other stuff. You really can reuse just about anything. I know that I can probably use a lot of those ideas.
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Alexandra K-Sweden, Oct. 5, 2012

Hello!
My name is Alexandra and I go to Kungsholmens Gymnasium in Stockholm, Sweden.

Reduce, reuse, recycle!

Reduce: Ask yourself, do you really need another thing? Things, things, and more things… We usually have way too many things which is a great problem in our World today. We should all try to act as both individuals but also as a World to reduce our needs. Do we always need what we purchase? Ask yourself the question next time you stand in a shop. Do I truly need this or is it only a want?

Reuse: Reuse as much as possible. Try to think of all the things you are planning on throwing away, a way how to reuse them. Maybe they will come in great use again and then it’s so unnecessary to have to go out and buy another one. So what can one reuse?
-plastic bags
-envelopes
-jars and pots
-tyres
-scrap paper
-newspaper, cardboard and bubble wrap
-old clothes
Yes, the list can get very long!!!

Recycle: By recycling you can contribute to making valuable resources that otherwise would just become random waste. By recycling you help to not only save our environment but also money. By recycling no resources get wasted and then also our environment might be able to survive longer and longer…

So guys, reduce, reuse, recycle!
Keep that in the back of your head and hopefully you can make a change :)

Alexandra K-Sweden
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  • bastien BG-FRANCE bastien BG-FRANCE Oct. 6, 2012
    Well… You have found the three keywords of the ecology at home! Congratulation 8D

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Julia O-Sweden, Oct. 3, 2012

Hello!

I sure do agree that throwing things away in a recycling bin or just a plain bin is much more tempting or easier I should say than thinking about how I could reuse it which isn’t good at all. Whenever I go grocery shopping I usually don’t buy a bag because I always either have my bag (like a school bag or anything likely) or an old plastic bag that I would have bought earlier. At home under the sink we store plastic bags whenever we’ve bought something so that we could reuse them again whenever needing a plastic bag. I love second hand clothes/vintage clothing and buy lots of old clothes, so I guess thats a way of reusing clothes. :)

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Susannah L-United States, Oct. 2, 2012

It’s really important that we reuse and repurpose rather than just recycle products. Even when we recycle, it takes a really long time for the materials to break down. Finding innovative ways to continually reuse products would really help reduce how many new things we buy that we don’t really need. Packaging is a big factor, too. Buying in bulk helps, because when things are separately packaged, it adds more garbage.

Personally, whenever I go out to the store, I always have reusable bags with me. It helps reduce the amount of plastic bags we have in my house, which are really hard to recycle. When I go out to eat with my family, we always bring containers to take home any leftovers or and to-go meals. We can just wash them and reuse them again!

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  • Julia O-Sweden Julia O-Sweden Oct. 3, 2012
    Wow, you recycle a whole lot! I reuse plastic bags quite a alot as well whenever I'm going grocery shopping or anything likely. Impressive that you always bring containers when eating out! :)
  • Camille G-USA Camille G-USA Nov. 11, 2012
    I guess that I never really thought about how long it takes to recycle materials. It is a really good point to bring up. And I'm not sure, but it's my guess that in the process of breaking down materials to recycle them, that carbon is probably given off into the atmosphere. This really shows how important it is to reuse whatever you can!

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Kristina M-Slovenia, May 2, 2012

There is always a better way. Ok it is better to recycle than to throw items to a trash can because these items will be use again. So recycle is good but that doens’t mean that we can’t use these items in another way. I saw some old rubber boots and how people turned them into a vase. I really liked that because it so unusually. I think we can reuse some items if we use our imagination.

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  • Susannah L-United States Susannah L-United States Oct. 2, 2012
    I completely agree! We should always try to find a way to reuse before we just recycle things, because then we'll just end up buying more new things that we'll end up recycling, too!

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Gabriela S-Croatia, March 6, 2012

How do we treat the environment? Is it ours? Do we have the right to destroy it? Of course not!

”The Earth does not belong to man; man belongs to the earth.”

We should take care of our planet because our planet is our home.
Our planet is polluted and a great deal of pollution comes from the fumes they give off. We should walk or use bikes instead, whenever we can.
We really should plant trees and flowers whenever we can because forests cover 30% of the Earth’s land and protecting all the forests is the key to our survival for the oxygen they produce.
Oceans and sea life are in danger because eight million tons of oil are spilled into the Earth’s oceans every year.
We are running out of space in which we can get rid of garbage.
We really need to do something!
And if we really care about the environment we should always remember the three Rs: REDUCE, REUSERECYCLE!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WGrIUT111us
Gabriela S-Croatia
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  • Arlinda F-UnitedStates Arlinda F-UnitedStates March 6, 2012
    I agree with you completely!
  • Henry Hamilton Henry Hamilton March 7, 2012
    +1
  • Ray Szymkiewicz Ray Szymkiewicz Oct. 14, 2013
    Hi Gaby, my name is Ray Szymkiewicz and I am from the United States. I agree with you completely on your ideas about man and Earth. It is very hard for me to look at myself and realize I am one of the worst culprits of them all! My carbon footprint is average for my class, but on a global scale it is ridiculous. For transportation I use over 3,700 KG per year. This is due to lack of a good public transportation in America, as well as a high reliance on cars. I use 9238 KG just to maintain myself at home with technology and resource use! The amount of carbon released from food services and other food related services is 4637KG, another substantial amount. Since I am a guy, I shop far less than some American women, so my total of carbon released from purchases is only 726KG, which is still much higher than the rest of the world. Change needs to come, and we all must hellp

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srini n, March 3, 2012

Cradle to Cradle is an interesting concept that constitutes a paradigm shift in the sustainability strategy. The concept of ‘Intelligent Design’ is worth a serious consideration.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cradle_to_Cradle:_Remaking_the_Way_We_Make_Things
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Andrea M-Croatia, March 2, 2012

Hello! I’ve been surfing the Internet and found two interesting websites. The first one “recycling guide” shows us why is recycling so important. It also shows us what are the best ways to recycle which I find very useful. The second one “Recycle City” gives us information on recycling, reuse, and waste reduction in a pretty original way, like a picture book. You probably do know a lot about recycling but I learned a lot of new information on these and similar sites which I didn’t knew before.

http://www.recycling-guide.org.uk/
Andrea M-Croatia
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Ela ElaS-Croatia, March 2, 2012

This is easy way you can recycle old newspapers and magazines

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aJKU0L2CKgM
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Ela ElaS-Croatia, Feb. 29, 2012

You probably know a lot about recycling, but what is about upcycling? Here is video about that

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3qZvwxhqf2k
Ela ElaS-Croatia
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