What is Reuse?
Reuse is the second “R” in Reduce, Reuse, Recycle.
Reuse an item yourself, or swap and exchange items on-line, at freestore days or at a swap shed. Another type of freestore is a library of things that you can borrow.
The Story of Reuse
Reusing a product can reduce CO2 emissions and carbon footprint by more than 50% relative to the complete product life cycle.
The Heiltsuk community at Bella Bella started a Freestore in 2010 at the solid waste management centre. Later, the Freestore relocated to the old Firehall to be closer to the village centre.