20 Ways to Reuse from AT:CHI

The EPA lists Reuse as the top strategy for reducing waste in landfills. Although tackling the waste reduction problem requires coordinating many large-scale efforts (including corporate and community initiatives), we can help at home by reconsidering what we throw out. Websites like craigslist, freecycle, and e-bay all offer easy ways to get rid of things responsibly. Before running out to buy something new, we can also think about creative ways to reuse what we already have (and save some money along the way). Click below for 20 ideas from AT:

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Furniture:
12 Uses for IKEA's Lack Shelves
5 Alternative Uses for a Desk
5 Alternative Uses for the FÖRHÖJA Wall Shelf
Vintage Chair Refurbishing Ideas from Etsy
Good Questions: Green Reupholstery in Chicago?

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Smaller Items:
12 Uses for Waste Baskets
10 Uses for Ramekins
9 Uses for Loaf Pans
8 Uses for FLOR Tiles
8 Uses for Tea Towels
8 Uses for Square Baskets
5 Uses for Small Planters
Uses for Wooden Bread Bowls
Multiple Uses for Beakers
Swap Parties

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How-To's:
How To: Donate and Recycle Common Household Items
How To: Restore Thrift Store Furniture
How To: Dispose of Hazardous Household Waste
How To: Fold Your Plastic Bags for Reuse
How To: Make a Reusable Grocery Bag
How To: Use Leftover Fabric Scraps

Top Photo: Vintage Chair from Spruce Home

Originally posted by Sarah on AT:Chicago.

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