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

Environmental Impact

Reusing a product can reduce CO2 emissions and carbon footprint by more than 50% relative to the complete product life cycle.

Bella Bella

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.