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Your Stuff: Buy Used! - August 8, 2012
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The Portland metro area is rich with options that make it easy to buy used. From resale clothing to used books to salvaged building materials and more, there’s a second-hand outlet for nearly every item on your list. In addition to saving you money, buying used is good for the environment because it saves natural resources. According to the EPA, waste is not just created when consumers throw items away. Throughout the life cycle of a product, from extraction of raw materials, to transportation, to processing and manufacturing facilities, to manufacture and use, waste is generated. Reusing items decreases waste dramatically, which means fewer materials will need to be recycled, combusted for energy, or landfilled, and ultimately lowers carbon emissions.

There are many local resources to help you start buying used.

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