Simply put, reuse is the continuing use of an item for its original purpose or for a new use. Reuse means to use a durable product instead of a disposable item. Reuse also means to adapt a waste item for a new use. Reuse can help reduce waste disposal and handling costs because it avoids the costs of recycling, composting or landfilling. It also conserves resources and reduces pollution. It is a preferred waste management option since it actually prevents the generation of waste in the first place. In addition, the practice doesn't result in simply moving waste from one place to another." To learn more about reuse, visit the US-EPA website at: