<i>ReuseConex 2012</i> brings reuse industry together
ReuseConex 2012 brings reuse industry together
While it's true that the "3Rs" have become a catalyzing movement of the times, the "reuse" part of this waste management trilogy is often overlooked. ReuseConex, the International Reuse Conference & Expo looks to change that at its second bi-annual conference to be held Oct. 18-20, 2012 in Portland, Oregon.
According to conference organizers, if you work with a local or regional reuse organization, if you shop at thrift stores or online resellers, if you buy or sell reusables, if you're interested in green-collar jobs, and if you're concerned about climate change — come to Portland for ReuseConex.
"At ReuseConex, you will find out more about the 'triple bottom line' benefits of reuse, learn from and share best practices and network with leaders in the reuse industry," says Reuse Alliance executive director, MaryEllen Etienne. "The theme for the conference this year is 'Growing Reuse Communities' and we hope you'll join the conference's organizers while we explore new methods and replicable models to expand reuse in your community."
The keynote speaker at the conference is Kyle Wiens, co-founder of iFixit.com , who will be providing attendees with a rousing example of how reuse entrepreneurs are making a difference in their communities around the world, while still making a living.
"Stuff breaks," says Wiens, "and, often, a 10-minute repair is all that it takes to save something from a landfill. Although you might know how to patch a hole in a pair of jeans, maybe you don't know how to change an iPod battery. When we share repair knowledge, we all have more power over what happens to our stuff."
It's not too late to get involved in ReuseConex — there are sponsorship and exhibitor opportunities  still available. Book a room  and register for the 2012 ReuseConex  today. For more information, go to www.reuseconex.org  or click on the banner below.
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