20 Ways to Reuse from AT:CHI

20 Ways to Reuse from AT:CHI

Sarah Coffey
Apr 22, 2008
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:

Furniture:12 Uses for IKEA's Lack Shelves5 Alternative Uses for a Desk5 Alternative Uses for the FÖRHÖJA Wall ShelfVintage Chair Refurbishing Ideas from EtsyGood Questions: Green Reupholstery in Chicago? Smaller Items:12 Uses for Waste Baskets10 Uses for Ramekins9 Uses for Loaf Pans8 Uses for FLOR Tiles8 Uses for Tea Towels8 Uses for Square Baskets5 Uses for Small PlantersUses for Wooden Bread BowlsMultiple Uses for BeakersSwap Parties How-To's:How To: Donate and Recycle Common Household ItemsHow To: Restore Thrift Store FurnitureHow To: Dispose of Hazardous Household WasteHow To: Fold Your Plastic Bags for ReuseHow To: Make a Reusable Grocery BagHow To: Use Leftover Fabric Scraps Top Photo: Vintage Chair from Spruce Home
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