Reuse vs Single-use

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Most, think that single-use is just plastic, but remember it means use it and through it and it can be made of any material, paper, plastic, glass, cotton, canvas…


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Reuse has more benefits and less costs than single-use

We have tones of “eco” waste from single-use, plus the resources need to produce them but we only pay attention, or better say, we starting to pay attention only to plastic

Reuse avoids the need for resource extraction and reduces energy also the use them to the manufacturing of new products and recycling. In addition, it can incentivise a shift toward more conscious consumption and reshape our relationship to products.

1 reusable bottle of HPDE has 65% less emissions than single use PET and HDPE plastic bottles

Reuse is clearly the best choice to single-use. This is applied to companies as an individual. Think global and act local

  1. Reuse saves money 
  2. Washing costs for reusables are minimal or non-existent
  3. Reuse increases satisfaction 
  4. Reuse builds brand loyalty
  5. Reuse improve behaviours
  6. Reuse saves communities money
  7. Reuse creates new opportunities

1. Reuse save money.

Same as you do not go everywhere by taxi. You use your car, bike or public transport because at the end you will spend more money. Single-use increase all costs. It has to be produced individually, transported, used only once, disposed and finally recycled using more resources or trying to give them.


Switching to a reusable bottle, swab, bag… means save €€€ transformed in less energy and less resources need it what at the end make spend less money

Eco save money

2. Washing reusables costs are minimal or non-existent

Here is the same as your underwear. You do not buy a new underwear every day, you wash your own and reuse them. So, if we do it with the underwear, why not do it most of the things we use daily?

3. Reuse increases satisfaction.

Each day more people are getting conscious about being eco-friendly and sustainability and at the same time companies are adapting them strategy to get customers

As an example, customers who participated in a Starbucks reusable cup pilot project consistently stated that they preferred reusable cups. Eighty-two percent of the Starbucks customers surveyed liked the idea of reusable cups, and when asked what they liked most about them, 59% noted the environmental benefits. 

4. Reuse builds brand loyalty.

Companies with environmental leadership looking at action and not reaction are becoming more appreciated and gaining value.

While governments and companies are focusing on separating and recycling, they are still identified as top polluters and investing in refillable and reusable solutions are more attractive


Reusable toothbrush, deodorants, cleaning sprayers are only some of the examples to be mentioned

Brands that lead on switching to reuse are capitalizing on the increasing consumer support for moving away not only from plastic but from all single-use. In an August 2019 survey, 71% of 2,000 U.K. shoppers polled said they would buy food from a refill store if the option were available.

REUSSE bring loyalty

5. Reuse improve behaviours

Everything is a matter of behaviours few years ago marketing convinced us that use, waste and buy was the way and we adapted the single-use behaviours.


People that adapt again the reuse behaviour is going to look for more ways to reuse and of course if people does it the individual will do it at least to not be pointed

6. Reuse saves communities money

In 2020, the total waste generated in the EU by all economic activities and households amounted to 2.151 million tonnes or 4.808 kg per capita. Now consider the cost of managing all this waste

Single-use disposables add costs to businesses to buy single-use products and pay for waste hauling.

City governments add costs for managing the waste.

Reuse stops waste before it starts and reduces costs for businesses and local governments to manage all the waste. Reusables cut the number of single-use items that end up in the waste management system. The number of times a reusable product is used dictates the amount of waste reduced. 

6. Reuse create opportunities

Reuse create opportunities

Everyday new start-ups, projects and actions are created to improve reuse and sustainability

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