What items can be reused?

Objects that can be reduced

There’s no need to struggle to find the perfect way to reuse old items. You can practically reuse every item in your home. It is possible to reuse everything you already have in your home in a smart way. You’ll even have fun during the whole process. Determine your priorities and be prepared to cut costs. Transforming your stuff can be a challenge, but you can create very efficient items with items you have practically on hand. Reduce your waste and reuse, that way you’ll get great savings and benefits.

What can be reused to protect the environment?

There are objects of daily use that are not in themselves pollutants, but they can be very harmful to the environment if they are not recycled correctly. That is why it is essential not only to know these objects, but also how to dispose of them in a sustainable way.

It is possible that respect for the environment is becoming more and more present in homes and in everyone’s daily life. This is due to the introduction of practices that seek to reduce our environmental footprint in those domestic activities that until not long ago were considered harmless to the environment. For example, when it comes to recycling at home, waste separation has become widespread; the use of traditional light bulbs has been replaced by energy-saving bulbs; plastic shopping bags are increasingly reused and there is greater awareness of our energy use. Recyclable waste we all generally take into account.

However, we still use many different types of targets or utensils that are not harmful in themselves, but can have a negative impact on the environment if they are not recycled correctly.


Recycling paper and cardboard is important because it reduces the number of trees that have to be cut down for their manufacture. Magazines, old newspapers, cereal boxes, shoe boxes… all can be recycled to help reduce the overexploitation of natural resources. The color to identify the containers to which these wastes should be destined is yellow.

This material can be reused through a waste washing process or through melting and can be 100% recycled an indefinite number of times.    To do so, it must be separated from the rest of the materials.

These wastes should never be thrown in the trash with the rest of the wastes because they have highly polluting and toxic components, so it is very important to take them to the specific hazardous waste containers for batteries that are located in different points such as squares or shopping malls.

Clogged drains represent an imminent risk of flooding during the rainy season, the accumulation of waste dragged by the water causes the obstruction of the drains, which is one of the main reasons for puddles every time there is a rainfall. In addition to remembering not to throw garbage in the streets.

Objects in the home that can be reused

The rule of the three R’s emerged as a proposal of consumption habits. It was popularized by Greenpeace, and is nothing more than a simple rule for the care of the environment, as it is aimed at developing general responsible habits, such as responsible consumption.

It aims to be a strategy that allows the reduction of the volume of waste or garbage we generate and that the management of these can be more sustainable with the environment, resulting in saving money and reducing our carbon footprint.

1) Use returnable glass containers. These containers are reusable many times after being washed and disinfected in perfect condition. In fact, reuse is to “extend”, so to speak, the life of many products that generate waste.

PVC, metal or plastic boxes or jars can be painted or decorated with decoupage techniques and can now be used again to store different items. Used paper can be transformed into pulp and new sheets for writing. Use clothes that cannot be donated as rags.