Reusing means giving new life to an old product either by utilizing it for its original purpose or giving it a new purpose.


  • Maximize reuse of materials and products
  • Maintain, repair or refurbish to retain value, usefulness and function
  • Remanufacture with disassembled parts; dismantle and conserve “spare” parts for repairing and maintaining products still in use
  • Repurpose products for alternative uses

Guiding Questions

  • What supports the better use of those products we already have, in ways that retain the value, usefulness, and function?
  • How can we give this item a second life?