Choose to Reuse is an alphabetical directory of more than 2,000 products, services, and organizations that facilitate the reusing of goods. Entries usually include a brief overview of the item and its impact on the environment. The entry is subdivided into various topics relevant to reuse: resources (where to find the materials); maintenance (how to keep an item in good working condition); repair (how to decide if it is worth fixing); rental sources; remanufacture; used marketplace; when not to reuse; surplus (where to find good items that industry no longer uses); donation; and finally disposal. The book also offers suggestions on what to do with such old items as eyeglasses and offers tips on where to find classroom craft supplies. There is a list of charitable and volunteer organizations that reuse materials. Peppered throughout the book are "choice stories," fascinating accounts of people and businesses that have implemented reuse projects.
This readable, unique guide contains a list of publishers and a short bibliography. A brief topic index and the table of contents provide access. At this price, public and academic libraries of all sizes will want two copies--one to circulate and one for reference.