So far Waste Nothing has been focused on how to get rid of unwanted items. Now when you go to add tips, you can also add tips in three new categories: rent and borrow, get second-hand, and repair and maintain.
Reducing waste cannot happen just by donating, composting, re-using, and other ways of ‘getting rid.’ To close the loop, it is important to generate less waste to begin with. And we can do that by keeping the products we have in good shape so that they last longer, renting or borrowing products that we don’t need very often, and buying second-hand goods instead of brand-new ones. Waste Nothing already had a reduce category which includes tips such as opting out of the yellow pages.
There aren’t many tips in these new categories yet, so for now Waste Nothing’s vocabulary will still be around getting rid of items, however that will change as new tips get added. Please share your favourite second-hand stores, repair tips, and more.