“Reuse!” People say that a lot and it’s a great idea but I suggest that you take it a bit further downstream.
Seen those art projects people make out of the liter soda bottles by glueing more items on them? How would you recycle those after that? We don’t know if the items attached to the bottles are recyclable or not. Or if they will break or jam up the machines/process at the recycling plants.
To me, reuse only make sense when you can’t find a place to recycle the item or when the item is reused in a purposeful, long term way, such as glass bottle wall.