Habitat ReStore Aims For MORE Reuse
Reduce, reuse, recycle. We're pretty well along in the third of those, but not so organized on the first two.
Rogue Valley Habitat for Humanity wants to focus on the second one: reuse. Its "ReStore" in Medford and a sister store in White City already sell items for home and construction that have been used already.
Now there's a plan to go further into repairing items for re-sale, to cut down on the financial and environmental costs of obtaining new raw materials for manufacturing. Three guests join us: Executive Director Denise James and ReStore Director Ron McKinley from Habitat, and Craig Filip, who works on solid-waste reduction at Oregon's Department of Environmental Quality.