Incorporating Reduce and Reuse Strategies

Saturday, October 22nd 2:00pm

MaryEllen Etienne & Tom Clevenger

While recycling is an important part of the sustainability journey many municipalities and businesses that have reduced wasteful processes and implemented reuse systems first have realized the greatest savings. Join us to understand how to save money, reduce your environmental footprint, and make the best use of available resources with the first two R’s: "Reduce and Reuse". Learn how reuse can serve as the foundation for successful business ventures from a variety of local and national professionals with hands on experience. The session will cover reuse issues such as deconstruction, repair, creative reuse and the sharing economy.
Following this presentation, participants will be able to...
1) Understand the concepts of waste prevention and reuse.
2) Understand the triple bottom line benefits of reuse.
3) Understand how reuse factors into zero waste, green procurement and overall sustainability.