Although often associated with use of throwaways from commercial offices, creative reuse projects can be big or small and can be made from anything that would otherwise have been thrown away. Creative reuse can be items or artwork that are sold for profit, for non-profit causes, or just for fun.
There are over a hundred creative reuse centers in the United States, and another hundred in the UK where they are known as Scrapstores. Some of the more Notable ones are the East Bay Depot for Creative Reuse in Oakland, California, the Creative Reuse Warehouse in Chicago, Illinois, The Long Beach Depot for Creative Reuse in Long Beach, California, Fresh Heirlooms Pittsburgh Center for Creative Reuse in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania  Construction Junction in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, SCRAP in Portland, Oregon and The Scrap Exchange in Durham, North Carolina.
A notable list of Creative Reuse Centers around the world can be found here.
Another way creative reuse comes into play is through environmentally friendly gifts or "green gifts". Buying eco-friendly gifts made from recycled materials and hand-crafted into something unique and useful is becoming a chic new and environmentally friendly way to shop for weddings, birthdays, baby showers, and the holidays.
- A father makes toys from cardboard boxes
- Eric Quebral is creative with a shoe box
- East Bay Depot for Creative Reuse
- Creative Reuse Warehouse
- The Long Beach Depot for Creative Reuse
- Fresh Heirlooms
- Pittsburgh Center for Creative Reuse
- Construction Junction
- The Scrap Exchange, Durham, North Carolina
- Art of Recycle, Ephrata PA