Reuse Revolution

December 1, 2022 from 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm

Speaker: Moderator: Mary Lou Van Deventer • Speakers: Kelley Dennings, Daniella Menendez, Josh Simpson, Max Wechsler

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The reuse movement is a response to a single-use culture. Building materials, food and beverage packaging, fast fashion and apparel, personal care products are on the rise towards reusable alternatives. This session will cover university student efforts, back-of-house restaurant sanitation practices, the struggle to recover reusable building materials, federal food codes, and a propane tank exchange program for recreation enthusiasts.

Moderator: Mary Lou Van Deventer, Co-Owner, Urban Ore


  • Kelley Dennings, Campaigner, Center for Biological Diversity, Allowable Reuse Under Federal Food Codes
  • Daniella Menendez, Outreach Coordinator, Race to Zero Waste, Community Coalition Building in Support Of Reuse – University Students as Zero Waste Ambassadors
  • Josh Simpson, Little Kamper LP, Innovation in Recreation – 1 Pound Propane Tank Exchange for Campground Waste Reduction
  • Max Wechsler, Operations Manager, Urban Ore, Urban Ore’s Covid Challenges and Miracles