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4.2. Use less, and use it again

While we maximize the municipal waste management system and improve commercial waste disposal, our community will need to take action to achieve a future where we not only reduce, reuse, recycle, and rot, but also normalize recovering, repairing, refurbishing, and sharing.

These steps help us move away from a linear economy (take, make, dispose), and move towards a circular economy- a closed loop system where items are continuously reused. This results in lower GHG emissions largely due to the significant reduction in energy required when we use items that already exist.