For some peculiar reason, despite the fact that the 3Rs of waste management are “reduce, reuse, recycle” most people and even governments only seem to understand them as being “recycle, recycle, recycle” and reuse is, literally, being ignored like a poor stepchild or orphan. – Michael Smith (Veshengro)
I believe reusing product packaging is ecologically more sensible than sending them to landfills, dump-yards or incinerating.
Many of us can still remember the days when we drank soda, beer, and milk contained in reused bottles.
Most logistical issues that we face now can be resolved if manufacturers and suppliers world-wide used an interchangeable standard range of containers such as bottles, jars, etc., to package their products. For example, they can easily reuse the same bottle to contain Pepsi, Coke, or milk interchangeably.
What do you say?
- Reuse: The stepchild of waste management (in our homes) (greenreview.blogspot.com)
- Recycle versus reuse (wobsy.wordpress.com/)
- How to reuse water bottles (mnn.com)
- 5 reuse ideas that will blow your mind… (myzerowaste.com)