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What is best; reusing or recycling?

I would say reuse is better than recycling because when I was researching the matter, I came across a website. The website states certain points as to why reusing beats recycling as well as how the two get confused.
These are the points:
  • Reuse keeps goods and materials out of the waste stream
  • Reuse advances source reduction
  • Reuse preserves the “embodied energy” that was originally used to manufacture an item
  • Reuse reduces the strain on valuable resources, such as fuel, forests and water supplies, and helps safeguard wildlife habitats
  • Reuse creates less air and water pollution than making a new item or recycling
  • Reuse results in less hazardous waste
  • Reuse saves money in purchases and disposal costs
  • Reuse generates new business and employment opportunities for both small entrepreneurs and large enterprises
  • Reuse creates an affordable supply of goods that are often of excellent quality.

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Are we doing enough to promote a sustainable future?

I would say that there are some families that try really hard to be sustainable but then again a huge amount of the population really don't care.
Check out this article about one family trying to promote a certain style of sustainable living:

Sometimes, it goes from families to whole councils who try and make a sustainable lifestyle;
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During the summer, I read a book called 'How Green are my wellies?' which goes through all the stages of attempting to create a sustainable lifestyle. I bought it at CAT (Center for Alternate Technology) which is a whole area dedicated to green living and sustainability.

Summary of the book:


I would say that there are a lot of people in the world who want a more sustainable lifestyle but we don't think it balances out with the people in the world who don't care whether or not the world is sustainable.

Follow all the links to find out more about sustainable living.

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Written by India Taylor and Harriet Patrick.