August 10- August 16, 2012
Reuse Enthusiast ticktes on sale now, regular tickets on sale at noon on August 20th.
THE STORE AND RECYCLING CENTER WILL BE CLOSED SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 8TH!
ReuseFest is a one day collection and educational event focused on the importance of material reuse. It is an outgrowth of PRC’s popular Hard to Recycle Collection events. In years past we saw a number of reuse focused organizations join our Hard to Recycle Collection events, so many in fact that we decided we needed to give these organizations their own event – enter ReuseFest!
ReuseFest is a new and inventive way to bring attention to the relatively over looked issue of reuse. If you consider that each year in the United States 161 million tons of material ends up in landfills and consider of all the energy and resources that it takes to make new products – the benefits to reuse is obvious. Here in Pittsburgh we are lucky to be home to a large number of nonprofit organizations and small businesses that provide wonderful resources to the general public to help them give their goods a second life. Through the ReuseFest the PA Resources Council gets these resources some needed attention in a fun and interactive way by bringing together a large scale collection drive for materials which will increase the support of local organizations, reduce the amount of materials being land filled, and educate the general public on the importance of reduce.
This years event includes many great local organizations including Global Links, Construction Junction, Off the Floor, Pittsburgh Center For Creative Reuse, Goodwill, FreeRide, Pittsburgh Tote Bag Project, and the Animal Rescue League.
This is a project of the PA Resources Council and is supported in part by a Seed Award from The Sprout Fund, and the Google Community Grants Fund of Tides Foundation.
ReuseFest Contact: Sarah Alessio Shea
Phone: 412.488.7490 ext.236
The CJ Buzz
- Nice metal office furniture with matching file cabinets
- Clothing store fixtures
- 8, 9, two 15, and a 20 piece kitchen set
- Wooden fencing
- Wrought iron gate
- Newer counter tops
- Posters of Pittsburgh
Recent Arrivals: One of a kind items
Recent Arrivals: Many of the same items
News & Events
ReuseFestAugust 11, 2012
A one-day collection event for materials to be reused by local non-profit organizations! For more info go to www.zerowastepgh.org/reuse
Erie Wastewater Plant TourAugust 15, 2012
Come see behind the scenes at how wastewater is managed for Erie. Click Here for more details!
Family CampfireAugust 11, 2012
Bring the family and join Fern Hollow Nature Center for a family campfire. Enjoy songs around the campfire, gourmet s'mores, and star gazing. Admission: $15 per family for FHNC members and $25 per family for non-members. Coolers permitted.Click here for more details.
When do Big Pour tickets go on sale? Thanks-- Big Pour Enthusiast
Great question! Reuse Enthusiasts tickets on SALE until August 20th! General admission tickets will then be on sale!
Cozmo’s Message of the Week
Just a heads up -- Construction Junction and the parking lot recycling center will be closed September 8th!