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Discussions Discussion Reuse & repurpose
Esther G-USA, May 2, 2013

Here in America we here the phrase reuse, reduce, and recycle a lot. However, a lot people think that means to recycle by putting your trash in a recycling trash can. They often ignore the part that says reuse. I think everyone should focus more on reusing things. Everyone can do that by when you get something, like a water bottle or a plastic bag, using it a second time. We should all try to use things more than once.

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Esther G-USA, May 2, 2013

Here in America we here the phrase reuse, reduce, and recycle a lot. However, a lot people think that means to recycle by putting your trash in a recycling trash can. They often ignore the part that says reuse. I think everyone should focus more on reusing things. Everyone can do that by when you get something, like a water bottle or a plastic bag, using it a second time. We should all try to use things more than once.

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Claren D-USA, May 2, 2013

People can use grocery bags as trash bags for trash cans in your house. We don’t buy bags just meant to be for trash cans. It’s a waste.
Also, my family doesn’t use air conditioning in our house. We use electric fans. i think that’s more green.

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  • Madumita Natarajan Madumita Natarajan May 2, 2013
    I think my family should start using fans instead of the AC because we use it all the time.
  • Bianca Acland Bianca Acland May 13, 2013
    I think that if air conditioning makes for a comfortable living condition, people should just enjoy it!

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Alexis G-USA, May 2, 2013

I think a better way to reuse and repurpose is to take all your water bottles and save them for a extra bottle you can reuse and you dont need to buy,also you can take your papers and use the back front and scraps for use,finally take all your plastics,cardboard,and foil and put it in a non unhealthy enviorment and keep it just in case you need to reuse it so you dont waist money or harm the enviorment

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Candace Sibal, Feb. 12, 2013

in all seriousness learn to recycle. PAPER DOES NOT GO IN THE TRASH CAN, KEEP YOUR TRASH OUT OF THE RECYCLING BIN AND LEARN 2 COMPOST. If you like living, contribute. It’s do or die, whether in our generation or our granchildrens. #realtalk

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Mitchell H-USA, Dec. 6, 2012

You could use water bottles over again by filling them up with water or another beverage after you already drank the water in it. Then you could also use them for art projects if you like making art. You could also reuse paper that you by writing on the side without any writing on it though that won’t extend it’s “life” that long but extends it none the less.

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  • Christopher Chan Christopher Chan Dec. 13, 2012
    1. This might be a little delayed coming from me, but for the record, it /might/ be easy to think that, besides inevitable bacterial growth, reusing an ostensibly single-use water bottle will make for more chemical leaching.

    This apparently no longer has scientific basis. A web search or two for “refilling plastic bottles” will turn up a swathe of conflicting, well, opinions. This page might be one of the more comprehensive ones: http://www.plasticsinfo.org/beveragebottles/apc_faqs.html

    Case in point, at the very least…remember to clean as you would a metal or harder plastic bottle. A toothbrush might do. And, logically, no hot liquids; better safe than sorry, I guess.

    2. There's also the concept of [the waste hierarchy] if anyone's looking: http://www.sepa.org.uk/waste/moving_towards_zero_waste/waste_hierarchy.aspx

    3. And I do appreciate the art. Saw a bottle Christmas tree back in New York a couple of years ago; it wasn't the prettiest thing in the world, but it was certainly saying…something.

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Lanvy V-USA, Nov. 26, 2012

Hi, my name is Lanvy, and I am from the U.S.A. Everyone says things like “Don’t throw that soda can away, recycle instead.” Never in my life have I heard of someone saying, “Reuse it for something else.” When I was little, there were only two options for things that I have already used, recycle or throw it away. As I have grown older, I noticed that a trend trending today are Do-It-Yourselfs. There are so many ideas on websites like Pinterest or pictures on Social Media. For example, one thing that many people seem to throw away after use are plastic bags from the grocery store. My family saves them for other uses such as using them as lunch bags. They are just as reliable as paper bags.

http://www.realsimple.com/home-organizing/20-more-ways-to-reuse-old-plastic-paper-bags-10000001088458/index.html
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  • Christina Ottoson Christina Ottoson Feb. 13, 2013
    I am a big fan of recycling things, but literally reusing for other stuff hasn´t come to my mind. it´s a good idea, i´ll try it out!

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rachel p-USA, Nov. 25, 2012

cute video I found on the 3 R’s! I remeber learning this song when I was young and learning about recycling for the first time! But really it doesn’t matter how much you know about recycling but the fact that you want to make a difference in our world. Also I feel the more people you try to influence to recycle the better outcome we will get! so get out, be green and reduce, reuse, recycle!!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dKdZYYmTT9A&feature=fvwrel
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rachel p-USA, Nov. 25, 2012

I was at a friends house when she showed me her collection of these bracelets!! They are so fun to make and a great way to recycle especially since the top of a can can’t be recycled. Try this out!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Yk_2v3DAHIM&feature=fvwrel
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  • Alexa L Alexa L Nov. 26, 2012
    Hi, I'm Alex from Texas. My spanish teacher from eighth grade always collected these and encouraged us to bring them in for her. She was from Mexico and I think she worked with a charity that would collect these. For instance, every 10 soda tabs collected there will be 10 cents donated to a family in need. I am not sure if this is exactly how the charity worked or any specific details, but there are plenty of other ways to use these.
  • Charity F. Charity F. Feb. 11, 2013
    This is really cool I would love to do this sometime with my friends.
  • Christina Ottoson Christina Ottoson Feb. 13, 2013
    very creative! you could probably make bracelets out of other “waste” aswell! the cool thing is: it´s good for the environment, doesn´t cost much and it´s unique

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rachel p-USA, Nov. 25, 2012

when I found this video I got so excited because it was two of my favorite things in one video! recycling and shoes!!! check this out how a shoe company called OKabashi can make new shoes from old shoes!!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oi8i7LGNA4Y&feature=pyv&ad=5734499071&kw=recyclable
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  • Tolu L-USA Tolu L-USA Nov. 26, 2012
    Hello Rachel! I think this is a really cool idea! Normally when a pair of shoes gets old or small for someone they usually throw it away. If we were able to turn a pair of our old shoes onto new shoes, it would save a lot of money becasue you would't have to worry about buying new shoes. It would also save the enviroment becasue all of our old pairs of shoes wouldn't be throw away
  • Tolu L-USA Tolu L-USA Nov. 26, 2012
    Hello Rachel! I think this is a really cool idea! Normally when a pair of shoes gets old or small for someone they usually throw it away. If we were able to turn a pair of our old shoes onto new shoes, it would save a lot of money becasue you would't have to worry about buying new shoes. It would also save the enviroment becasue all of our old pairs of shoes wouldn't be throw away

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