International Reuse Conference Comes to Austin

By October 2, 2014Local

Reuse Alliance, a national nonprofit, and the city of Austin are co-hosting ReuseConex 2014, the third international reuse conference and expo, October 23 to 25, featuring industry experts sharing best practices; city agencies embracing reuse to meet zero-waste goals; and international companies incorporating reuse into their operations to save time, money and resources.

The theme of ReuseConex 2014 is “Innovate. Transform. Sustain.” It serves as a platform for sharing innovative reuse initiatives, transformative ideas, replicable/ scalable programs, research and policy. Speakers and attendees include reuse operation managers, environmental educators, economic development leaders, environmental activists and concerned citizens, eco-entrepreneurs, green builders, creative reuse practitioners, sustainability consultants, venture capitalists and recycling coordinators for corporations, government agencies and universities.

ReuseConex 2014 will offer a breadth of reuse experiences and knowledge, from inspirational initiatives to practical applications. There will be more than 60 speakers at ReuseConex 2014 including representatives from BlueAvoado,, Building Materials Reuse Association, Creative Reuse Association, Elemental Essentialz, End Food Waste, Fix-It Clinic, Goodwill Industries, iFixit, IndieGogo, iWasteNot Systems, Materials for the Arts, SCRAP USA, Open Arms, Permacredits, Real Diaper Association, ReUse Consulting, TradeLoop, and Zero Waste International Alliance.

The event also includes training workshops and a two-day expo featuring reuse-based exhibitors, from a zero-waste grocery store, building material salvage center and computer remanufacturers, to consignment shops, furniture refurbishers and reclaimed-material artisans, as well as an upcycle crafting challenge, a repurposed fashion show and the world premiere of the documentary, RE– USE! Because You Can’t Recycle the Planet.

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