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On Planet Green, we talk a lot about projects that reuse household items that usually get tossed into the trash or recycling bin. When we finish with something, there is often a surprising and completely unseen new purpose for it, if we put ourselves in a mindset of figuring out what that purpose might be. At first glance, it might seem trivial to try and figure out a reuse for things like Altoid tins, toilet paper rolls, or bread tabs. But there are at least three reasons why getting ourselves to think in this way, and then act on what we come up with, is even greener than carefully recycling and composting whatever it is we've just finished using.