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REUSE what you can

by Jennifer Loper04/26/2018 1:30 PM
Updated: 06/08/2018

Savvy Sam with his recycling bag



Each week during the 21 Day Challenge we're sending out an email filled with waste reducing tips to help you meet your goals. Check back on this blog to read any messages you've missed and to find additional ideas.

Featured Video: The Story of Reuse

What should you do when you don’t want something anymore? Well, you could throw it away, which means letting valuable resources waste away in landfills. Or you could just reuse it!


Reuse Resources to LOVE


The best way to reuse more is to know how to repair things when they break! Enter iFIXIT…it is your online repair guide for everything, written by everyone! It’s like the Wikipedia of repairing stuff.

Start fixing things today >

Reuse Programs in Boulder County

Thanks to EcoCycle, there is a handy portal where you can find resources for REUSE across our county. In the words of EcoCycle, it's always a good idea to recycle, but it's an even better idea to practice reuse first. Reuse means extending the life of an item by using it more than once, and it can save time, money, energy and resources. Reuse also helps our local economy by creating jobs and providing quality products to people and organizations with limited means.

Explore Boulder County reuse resources now >

13 Rules for a Successful Clothing Swap

Clear the clutter, upgrade your closet and do it all with without buying anything!

We love this article from that breaks down how to host a clothing swap with friends. Trading clothes and accessories is a GREAT way to practice reuse. Less waste, more fashion – it’s perfection!

Start planning your swap >

Participant Spotlight

"We opted into the composting when it first came out, so we have been at this for a while now. We were so excited and started small... leaves, yard waste and food scraps. As that’s become more second nature, we introduced 2 dry compost bins in the house. One collects tissues, paper towels and other compostable goods, the other is in the basement to collect the same and dryer lint!"

-The Young Family

See how the Young Family sets up their household for easy recycling and composting!



  1. Updated: 06/08/2018
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