inside thrift store / Checubus, ShutterstockThe fourth international ReuseConex conference will be landing in Boston on October 17-19, 2016.

With four inspiring keynotes, a host of informative speakers and a unifying theme of “Leveraging Reuse in a Circular Economy,” ReuseConex 2016 will bring a range of stakeholders together to highlight the ability of reuse to reframe the conversation on sustainability.

The event serves as a unique opportunity to connect and share with the international reuse community and welcomes everyone interested in harnessing the truly transformative powers of reuse.

A growing list of more than 30 exhibitors will present their unique reuse-oriented businesses and strategies, touching on just how far a reach the industry has in today’s economy. Exhibitors will include major players in sustainable materials management, entrepreneurial upcyclers and time-tested resale shops.

During the conference, there will also several special events, including a tour of the local reuse community hosted by Boston Building Resources, a gleaned dinner hosted by Sustainable America, a zero waste training workshop hosted by Zero Waste USA, and a free screening of “REUSE! Because You Can’t Recycle the Planet,” hosted by the filmmaker Alex Eaves of Stay Vocal.

To learn more about ReuseConex 2016, visit

MaryEllen Etienne manages waste reduction and diversion programming for the Solid Waste Authority of Central Ohio (SWACO) and is the executive producer of ReuseConex.