Working Partner Update: The Reuse People

Date: 28 Aug 2017 | posted in: waste - deconstruction, Waste to Wealth | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

Our partners at The Reuse People have been busy with the growth of the reuse movement. Here’s a recent update from their president, Ted Rieff: The Repair Movement Boosts Reuse by Ted Rieff There’s a worldwide “repair movement” underway. That’s a fact I didn’t know until very recently, when a reader sent me several news articles … Read More

Waste to Wealth, 2016 in Review

Now that 2016 is firmly in the rearview mirror, we are looking back at some of the great work that we did in our Waste to Wealth initiative during the year. We’ve broken down some of our top content into the two active categories of our initiative: Composting Makes Sense & Recycling, Economic Development, and Zero Waste. … Read More

The Repurpose Project – Building Community Through Reuse

Old art supplies and materials from deconstructed buildings may be unwanted by traditional thrift stores, but the Repurpose Project of Gainesville, Florida, gladly accepts them. The decision to accept and sell such a wide range of items at this creative reuse center generates a lot of work for employees and volunteers, but benefits the surrounding community … Read More

Revolution Recovery – Dealing in All Things Deconstruction

Revolution Recovery of Philadelphia and Delaware deals in all things deconstruction, from dumpster rentals to waste management planning. Founded in 2005 with only two employees, the company is unique because of its hands-on recycling services. Company founder Avi Golen’s entrepreneurial insight was to work directly with companies that take down buildings to segregate different materials to … Read More

New England Reuse and The Reuse People of America Partner on Deconstruction

Date: 16 Mar 2016 | posted in: waste - deconstruction, Waste to Wealth | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

The Reuse People of America (TRP), the national non-profit network of building deconstruction enterprises that operate as joint ventures with both for profit and nonprofit companies now serving 21 cities in 15 states, just got bigger. New England Reuse, CEO Chris King and Ted Reiff, president of TRP, worked together to initiate an environmentally responsible green … Read More

First Glance at Second Chance – a nonprofit deconstruction company

Date: 19 Feb 2016 | posted in: waste - deconstruction, Waste to Wealth | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

Since Second Chance, the non-profit building deconstruction and retail outlet, started with 6 workers it has grown to over 150 employees. The vast majority of them were recruited through the City of Baltimore’s employment programs.  Returning citizens have benefited greatly from these opportunities. “First Glance at Second Chance” provides an excellent picture of this exemplary company. … Read More

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