2021, December 9 • 10:45am – 11: 30am – Track B
The action of reuse has profound and deep reaching impacts, well beyond waste reduction. Expanding programs to reuse durable goods, developing sufficient infrastructure, and supporting resourceful practices in the face of decades-long head winds of disposability, planned obsolescence and new product marketing requires shifting deeply-ingrained cultural norms. This panel will explore the ways implementing effective reuse and repair programs can engage communities, reduce emissions, support local economies, educate, inspire, provide connection, heal divides and create opportunities. octogenarian and they’ll tell you reuse is nothing new. However, expanding reuse programs, infrastructure, and practices in the face of decades-long head winds of disposability and new product marketing requires shifting deeply-ingrained cultural norms. This panel will explore the ways engaging and educating communities can make this old solution look new again.
Moderator: Amanda Rice Waddle, Director of Zero Waste at The Repurpose Project, Zero Waste Educator & Consultant, Co-Chair of Zero Waste Gainesville
- Sarah Goff, Co-founder & Executive Director, The Repurpose Project
- Diane Cohen, Executive Director, Finger Lakes ReUse
- Heather Trim, Executive Director, Zero Waste Washington