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Featured Article filed under Deconstruction, Waste to Wealth, Zero Waste & Economic Development | Written by Neil Seldman | No Comments | Updated on Aug 28, 2017

Working Partner Update: The Reuse People

The content that follows was originally published on the Institute for Local Self-Reliance website at https://ilsr.org/working-partner-update-the-reuse-people/

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… Continue reading

Article filed under Zero Waste & Economic Development | Written by Neil Seldman | No Comments | Updated on Mar 7, 2017

Congratulations, Winners of the 2016 Reuse Contest!

The content that follows was originally published on the Institute for Local Self-Reliance website at https://ilsr.org/congratulations-winners-of-the-2016-reuse-contest/

The winners for the 8th annual deconstruction materials construction contest have been announced by the ReUse People of America by Ted Reiff, TRP founder and director. Awards were made in two categories: Art and Furniture, Remodeling and Construction. First to third place winners can be seen at thereusepeople.org/reusecontest/2016. Past winners are listed on the same… Continue reading

Article filed under Zero Waste & Economic Development | Written by Neil Seldman | No Comments | Updated on Mar 2, 2015

Reuse Based Enterprises

The content that follows was originally published on the Institute for Local Self-Reliance website at https://ilsr.org/reuse-based-enterprises/

Every city, county, and state must think about waste. For most it is a headache, but for a growing number of forward-thinking locales it is a boon for economic development. If your community is interested in green jobs, the discard stream is a logical place to start. When handled properly, the items in the discard… Continue reading

Article filed under Waste to Wealth, Zero Waste & Economic Development | Written by Sophia Bennett | No Comments | Updated on Feb 14, 2015

Repair & re-sell: Do you have the right to fix your own gadgets?

The content that follows was originally published on the Institute for Local Self-Reliance website at https://ilsr.org/digital-repair/

The policy of discouraging or even prohibiting repair and reuse is definitely not a win for the environment, but it is also a serious consumer rights issue. Continue reading