re·us·able | \(ˌ)rē-ˈyü-zə-bəl \

Definition of reusable 

: capable of being used again or repeatedly

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reusability \(ˌ)rē-ˌyü-zə-ˈbi-lə-tē \ noun

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Restaurants could make disposable to-go dinnerware available only on request or switch to reusable or compostable alternatives at a nominal cost increase, Ip said. Hillary Davis,, "Environmentalists seek less plastic use by restaurants in Newport," 9 June 2018 Also, some menstrual cups are made out of silicone or latex, making them washable and reusable. Shanelle Drakeford, Allure, "I Switched From Tampons to Menstrual Cups, and I'm Never Going Back," 28 May 2018 The launch of Space Shuttle Columbia in 1981 ushered in a new era of spaceflight -- one of reusable ships that would launch like a rocket, but land like an airplane. Alex Stuckey, Houston Chronicle, "Did you know? Trekkies named the first Space Shuttle," 12 May 2018 The agency is requesting bottled water; non-perishable food such as canned corn, beans, potatoes and carrots; new women’s clothing sizes 2 to 6; new men’s pants, waist sizes up to 28 inches; new children’s clothing; and reusable shopping bags. Elaine Ayala, San Antonio Express-News, "Catholic Charities requesting supplies for families at border," 10 July 2018 The first 300 shoppers who buy groceries at the store will get free reusable bag filled with groceries and goodies. Jessica Suriano, azcentral, "How to score free groceries and gifts at Phoenix Food City on July 4 and 11," 3 July 2018 Under the ban, which was adopted as an ordinance unanimously approved by the Board of Aldermen last December, only reusable bags and recyclable paper bags will be allowed at check-out. John Laidler,, "The plastic bag ban begins in Melrose," 28 June 2018 But their employees’ union —Shop, Distributive and Allied Employees’ Association — said some customers had reacted badly to free single-use plastic bags being replaced by 15 Australian cent (11 cent) reusable bags. Rod Mcguirk, The Seattle Times, "Australian supermarket staff attacked in free bag ban anger," 1 July 2018 The use of plastic bags is high in Thailand, and authorities have launched campaigns to try to encourage people to use fewer and to introduce reusable bags, according to Reuters. Travis Fedschun, Fox News, "Whale dies in Thailand after eating more than 80 plastic bags," 4 June 2018

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First Known Use of reusable

1943, in the meaning defined above

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