Re-using

A huge amount of our waste can be used again. Tell us what you have re-used?

Wise on Waste team
Jul 6, 2017

Reducing waste we produce in the first place and re-using everyday items could save money for all of us – what would encourage you to re-use more rather than throwing out and buying new items? Leave
Hannah Hales
Jul 6, 2017

I have used Recyke'y'bike and second hand furniture schemes plus services such as Freecycle and Gumtree.
erdouglas
Jul 6, 2017

Create a hub like TrashNothing where all free recycling/reuse organisations are registered and promoted. TN is a Recycling/reuse hub and promotes and supports organisations like Freecycle which is a g
pittyakker
May 5, 2017

There are many crafters out there who upcycle and refurbish old furniture, etc. Why not provide a low-rent community retail space where they can showcase and sell their work.
Ashleigh Gibson
Jul 6, 2017

I see a lot of perfectly good items being thrown into landfill. there needs to be more information out there to show people the tip isn't the only choice, that these items could be reused. this would
Caroline Prince
Jul 6, 2017

I live in the Byker wall, where litter and waste management are a huge problem. Being in a block of flats means I have no wheelie bin, and no recycling bin. Instead, we have 3 commercial sized bins, 1
pittyakker
May 5, 2017

In Sweden there are reduced rates of VAT on repairs , including reairs to clothing. Whilst it may not be possible to reduce taxes at a local level in the UK it would be possible to offer some form of
davidhirstdixon
May 4, 2017

In South Shields there is or, was a few years ago when I saw it, a shop at a waste reception site which sells unwanted goods that might otherwise go in a skip. A useful service.