Guides to Reuse
what is reuse?
In a more traditional context, reuse is using something again or longer than its intended or unintended use. A reusable water bottle or shopping pre-owned are what you might think of in terms of reuse. Reuse has expanded to form the sharing economy, a community in which individuals share resources with others. Ride share apps, online peer-to-peer trading (such as Airbnb, Vrbo), and workplace sharing are common examples of the sharing economy. A circular economy is a newer concept that is regenerative and restorative by design. Products are designed to be reused, repaired, and remanufactured, while waste and pollution are designed out. Reuse is certainly expanding! Reuse Minnesota and its members are committed to leading the reuse economy through education, measurement, and advocacy.
Start your reuse journey with these helpful resources
Reuse guides & tips
Choose to Reuse
Environmental Protection Agency
Hennepin County Reducing Waste Guide
Hennepin County Zero Waste Guide
Do It Green! swap guide
Hennepin County swap party
businesses & organizations
Reuse Explorations Guide
SCHOOLS & EDUCATION
Cultivating a Repair Mindset
What can you do to advance the reuse sector?