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2013年6月29日 (土)

Reuse

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Something that has certainly gotten lost in today's "disposable society" is "reuse".  Especially in the sense of finding uses for things that no longer serve their original purpose.

When I was a kid, back before the "disposable society", we repaired everything and took great pride in making things last.  Throwing something away was considered wasteful.  If it was beyond repair we found another use, ie "reused" it. This mentality has stayed with me.  I still use old inner tubes as a frame protector for simple homemade chain and padlock security.

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Note the patches.  Also the padlock is over 30 years old, left over from my days in the US Marine Corps, used to lock my rifle to my rack (bed).P1230378

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Old tire tubes also make great bungee cords to lash things to the rear rack.

Here is a another great example of being resourceful by reusing rubber pedal blocks as file handles.
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Call me a COB (Cheap Old Bastard) but this type of mentality has stayed with me all my life. Maybe it has something to do with how I was bought up.  My great grandparents, grandparents and parents all lived through the Great Depression and I was raised not to thow away things, but reuse them.   

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Great!

reuse = creativity

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Yes, you are correct "Reusing" does equal "Creativity". Unfortunately, in today's disposable society and conspicuous consumption and over abundance in industrial societies people have fallen away from reusing. It is of course alive and well in developing nations where resources are no as abundant.

The good news is the "reusing" is good for the environment and is slowly catching on.

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