re·​us·​able | \ (ˌ)rē-ˈyü-zə-bəl How to pronounce reusable (audio) \

Definition of reusable

: capable of being used again or repeatedly

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reusability \ (ˌ)rē-​ˌyü-​zə-​ˈbi-​lə-​tē How to pronounce reusability (audio) \ noun

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Environmental conservation advocates had also been pushing for a statewide fee for paper bags as a way to encourage wider consumer use of reusable bags. Chris Carola, The Seattle Times, "Ban on plastic bags comes close to reality in a 3rd state," 30 Mar. 2019 The young royal has joined celebrities Kate Moss, Sienna Miller, Cara Delevingne to design a range of reusable products for the Sky Oceans Rescue and Project 0's #PassOnPlastic collection. Charlotte Chilton, Town & Country, "Princess Eugenie Is Back From Her Honeymoon and Working on an Anti-Plastic Initiative," 8 Nov. 2018 Standard Textile specializes in making sheets, towels and other reusable fabric products for hospitals and hotels. The Editorial Board, WSJ, "A Looming Trade Lesson," 9 Aug. 2018 Another is the co-founder of a Singapore nonprofit that provides reusable menstrual products to women in poor communities. David W. Chen, New York Times, "Coming to Columbia This Fall, Obama Foundation Scholars," 28 June 2018 Best shops for reusables A handful of reusable products, like glass lunch containers, cloth napkins and kitchen towels, and handkerchiefs, can save you pounds of trash—and a good chunk of change—over the course of the year. Mandy Ferreira, Good Housekeeping, "The Best Places To Shop Online If You Want To Save Money And Live A Zero Waste Lifestyle," 24 Aug. 2017 Something to look forward to in 2019! Air Force studying reusable rockets. Eric Berger, Ars Technica, "Rocket Report: Rokot ending, more spaceports, back-to-back Falcon Heavies," 21 Dec. 2018 The lower part of the Falcon 9 launched Monday had flown on two previous missions, another first for the Hawthorne, Calif., company that has become synonymous with reusable rockets. Andy Pasztor, WSJ, "SpaceX Launches 19th Rocket in a Year, a Company Record," 3 Dec. 2018 SpaceX has been pioneering reusable rockets for years, NASA is contemplating selling its soul to the highest bidder, and a Russian startup is building a nuclear engine for future rockets. Avery Thompson, Popular Mechanics, "Space Startup Apollo Fusion Wants To Use Mercury as a Fuel—Report," 20 Nov. 2018

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First Known Use of reusable

1943, in the meaning defined above

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