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Reuse

This means to use something over and over again, or to find a new use for it instead of throwing it away. The main advantage of reuse is that if we have gone to all the effort (resources, energy and water) to make something, we may as well use it until it is completely broken or unusable.

Reuse is the second best way of dealing with our waste (second to Reducing). It is the most popular of the 3Rs because we do it all the time without even realising! For instance, if you have ever made a list on a scrap piece of paper, you have reused.

For information on how you can reuse waste at your school, check out the 'How to Reuse at school' guide in the download box on the right-hand side of this page.

For top tips on how to reuse and extend the life of your school uniform, click here