Resource: ReUSE Minnesota: 'Making Reuse Happen'
Title: ReUSE Minnesota: 'Making Reuse Happen'
Resource type: Organization
Topics: Business, Communities, Education, Individual Choices, Statewide/Global
Keywords: reuse rental repair salvage economy
Audience: All
Region: Minnesota Statewide
Summary: A new nonprofit trade association recently formed to bring visibility to the reuse, rental, and repair sectors in Minnesota. The vision of ReUSE Minnesota is "a strong Minnesota reuse economy that leads the nation in documented environmental benefits through the intentional actions of committed individuals and institutions."
Content: The following is adapted from a press release and the website below.

A new nonprofit trade association recently formed to bring visibility to the reuse, rental, and repair sectors in Minnesota. The vision of ReUSE Minnesota is "a strong Minnesota reuse economy that leads the nation in documented environmental benefits through the intentional actions of committed individuals and institutions." The organization, a successor of Reuse Alliance-Minnesota, was incorporated in December 2012 by eight founding members, including the MPCA, the University of Minnesota ReUse Program, Arc's Value Village, and St. Louis County, among others.

A 2011 study by the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency revealed that the reuse sector is responsible for 46,000 Minnesota jobs, and because it is a service-based sector, reuse tends to keep money local. The sector includes such varied businesses as antique stores, party rental supply houses, electronics repair and consignment, thrift stores, commercial furniture refurbishments, building material reuse, architectural salvage, and more.

For more information on ReUSE Minnesota, visit the website below.

Organization: ReUSE Minnesota
Address: 200 Oak Street S.E., Suite 350
Minneapolis, MN 55455
Phone: 612-624-0808
Email: info@reusemn.org
Website: www.reusemn.org
Suggested by: Erin Barnes-Driscoll
Added: 06/7/13
Updated: 06/7/13