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Reuse is the action that allows to reuse the
discarded goods or products and give them an equal
or different use to the one for which they were
This process means that the more objects we reuse,
the less trash we will produce and the less resources
we will have to spend. Reuse occupies second place
in the waste hierarchy, after prevention and above
Recycling is a process whose objective is to convert waste
into new products or raw material for later use.
Thanks to recycling, the disuse of potentially useful
materials is prevented, the consumption of new raw
material is reduced, as well as reducing the use of energy,
air pollution (through incineration) and water (through
landfills) , as well as reduce greenhouse gas emissions
compared to the production of plastics
Reduce or eliminate the quantity of materials destined for a single use (for
Adapt the appliances according to your needs (for example, putting washing
machines and dishwashers full and not half loaded).
Reduce energy or resource losses: water, disconnection of electrical
appliances in standby mode, efficient driving, disconnect transformers, etc.
Example: reducing the emission of polluting, harmful or toxic gases will avoid
the animal or vegetal poisoning of the environment if it reaches non-harmful
levels. European countries work with an important policy of reduction and
with the slogan: Garbage is food (for the earth) produce products without
contaminants (100% biodegradable), so that when its useful life has no impact
on the environment or it is as small as possible
Lucía García Muñoz
Antonio Plaza de la Hoz
Daniel Marco Merino