The term "reuse" means to extend the life of a product, package or resource by either using it more than once with little to no processing (same or new function), repairing it so it can be used longer, and/or sharing, renting, selling or donating it to/with another party. This definition excludes materials used as a fuel substitute and those used for energy production (i.e. incineration).
In order to create more awareness about reuse and the reuse industry, Reuse International curates a collection of open-source reports, articles and other research for the public, including MaryEllen Etienne's "The REUSE Primer" and "The REUSE Movement Toolkit" for reuse community organizers. Click here to request access.
Reuse Community Listserv
Take advantage of our free discussion forum for Reuse Community stakeholders. Whether you work in the reuse field (or want to) you can use the listserv to pose a question, share news and events, or just connect with colleagues. Click here to sign up.