While recycling gets all the publicity, reuse is a much more efficient method of managing our waste. Reuse is in effect your own personal recycling program, avoiding the expense and environmental consequences of transporting and remanufacturing that commercial recycling requires. Many groups will take clothing such as the Salvation Army, Diabetes Society, and others. Childrenís old toys are often in demand. Wrapping paper can be saved to wrap another gift; plastic containers can be used to hold a multitude of things; paper destined for the local recycle bins can first be reused as scrap paper; and a thousand more ideas.... The useful life of these items is extended, avoiding a premature 'swim' in the waste stream.